A-COLD-WALL* brand was established in 2015 by Samuel Ross – a London-born designer. He used the label as a starting off point for a social commentary on contemporary urban life that spans art installation, concrete objects and cutting-edge streetwear.
Ross views the Nike Air Force 1 silhouette as a benchmark shoe for London, saying that this sneaker is among a tight selection that defines the early 2000s aesthetic. An initial version of the Nike Air Force 1 A-COLD-WALL* debuted in January, punctuating his inaugural London Fashion Week presentation.
With a clinical aesthetic, the designer dissected and reduced the shoe by bringing the attention to the silhouette’s distinct parts. The Nike Air Force 1 A-COLD-WALL* highlights the shoe’s individual components through subtle shifts in color from grey to white by reversing leathers, disguising the Swoosh by leaving just its stitch, and removing the majority of the lace eyelets.
This limited release will be exclusively available at the A-COLD-WALL* pop-up shop in London on October 21st. The pop-up address will be announced via A-COLD-WALL*’s Instagram later this week.
Creative Director: Samuel Ross
Photos by Hamish Stephenson
Stylists: Yi Ng, Andrew Harper
Models: Kenny Akin, Mia Kitora Howe