At 26, Samuel Ross has already done the following: created his own fashion label A-Cold-Wall*, earned a spot as a finalist in this year’s LVMH Prize and worked alongside Virgil Abloh previously, which is way more than anyone else did when they were in their twenties.
And with a label that was launched just 3 years ago in 2015 that has grown to include a line of RTW pieces such as graphic tees, hoodies and outerwear, alongside a number of accessories and bags, you could say it has its own signature style that is more utilitarian than his former colleague.
Take a look at the label’s Tote Bag for instance, one that comes in a distressed aesthetic with exposed seams that’s also armed with several pockets and a roomy inner compartment. Priced at SGD359 and available now via END, the handles are also longer than your average tote bag, which only makes for a more comfortable experience when slung over one’s shoulder.
Measuring 60 cm wide and 36 cm high, this tote bag is made in Italy, which comes as a pleasant surprise since it isn’t something that’s made of leather or requires intricate workmanship. But perhaps it reveals the kind of mentality behind the street label, that what is simple should still be made well but yet offered at an affordable price.