thedrop@barneys brought in all walks of streetwear life. From casual shoppers, to fans trying to cop exclusive drops, to many designers, were all in attendance creating a social hub that blurred the lines of streetwear culture and the high-end retail marketplace into one. We partnered up with Barneys for the two-day shopping event that saw the release of 30 exclusive capsule collections from labels like OFF-WHITE, 424, FEAR OF GOD, and more.
Samuel Ross was one of the few designers taking part in some of the activities that weekend. For those who don't know, Ross is a modern Renaissance man, working across a diverse range of mediums, including product design, graphic design, art direction and audio-visual experiences. All of these elements have combined to launch his popular brand A-COLD-WALL*.
At thedrop@barneys, Ross, alongside other designers, created exclusive collections just for the event. When kids weren't running to buy all of the ACW off of the shelves, they were watching Samuel drop major keys of knowledge at our Spirit of DIY panel.
Highsnobiety’s Jeff Carvalho and Barneys’ Jackie Kim sat down with Samuel Ross over the weekend to discuss his exclusive collection, his strong youth following, the future of streetwear, and working in Venice. Watch above.
For more exclusive interviews at thedrop@barneys, watch us sit down with Mike Amiri.