A polymathic creative force, award-winning British designer, creative director and artist, Dr. Samuel Ross, deftly mines the cross-sections of socio-geographic relationships in the formulation of his works. Navigating themes located in anthropology, sociographic tendencies, and 20th–21st Century industrialised societies, Ross’ output offers a commentary on equality, engagement and collective experience; known for his thought-provoking art and industrial design, Ross’ sculptural works have been acquired as permanent collections by some of the world’s leading museums – the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2022), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2022) and the Dallas Museum of Art (2021).
In 2015, at just 25-years-old, Ross self-funded his label, A-COLD-WALL*– renowned for its material investigation and innovation, married with incisive explorations of Brutalist and abstract forms and precise execution. Through this holistically pioneering approach, Ross’ A-COLD-WALL* is credited as redefining the parameters of streetwear and high fashion.
During the Hublot Prize exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2019, Ross launched his latest venture – SR_A (Samuel Ross & Associates). SR_A is an industrial design studio operating within the fields of interior installation, architecture, furniture design, sound design and sculptural/visual communication, described by Ross as a vehicle for “…the progressive study of design and practical experience creation.”
Ross’ accolades include being named the British Fashion Awards’ Emerging Menswear Designer (2018) and receiving the Hublot Design Prize (2019). In 2020, he was named as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 [Europe] and won both the GQ USA Fashion Award (2020) and People of the Year British Fashion Award (2020), the latter specifically for his philanthropic endeavours. Most recently he was awarded the Established Changemaker Soho House Award (2022), Leader of Change British Fashion Award (2021) and an Honorary PHD appointed by the University of Westminster for ‘Doctor of Arts’ (2021). He has also been a finalist for both the LVMH Prize and ANDAM Award.