Within a couple of days the next edition of Bangladesh Denim Expo will take place in Dhaka. During the event you can see all the ins and outs from the denim industry. Firms from all over the world are coming, from Italy, Turkey, Japan, Pakistan and India to name a few. Check the video here below to get an impression from the November 2015 edition.
Part 2 with some highlights of the Blueprint Event at Amsterdam Denim Days. There was so many to see to highlight them all, but here are some of them; Lennaert Nijgh from Benzak Denim Developers (BDD) with his new special Collect jean - Leonie & Lois from Spijkerbrij making their famous denim bow ties - Butcher of Blue with his new coffee and cups - DenimLab with his new kids denim collection and Atelier de l’Armée with their amazing handmade bags. Enjoy and till the next one!
Last week Seven Senses organised an event called: ‘Blue Hands Never Lie’ in the Gustafon builiding on the Westergas in Amsterdam – NL. They organised the event for the launch of their new collection. Exactly one year ago Seven Senses made their entrance as a new denim fabric mill. Their fabrics are heaven for everyone with an eye for high-quality and sustainable made fabrics. Seven Senses are making fabrics which are handspun, handwoven and coloured by hand with natural indigo. This is the ultimate and it’s unique in the denim industry. Their set-up of their event was more like an expo, an inspiration and meeting point for likeminded people. People with an interest in durable fabrics with a luxurious feeling.
The new Seven Senses collection contains a diverse range of handmade fabrics, from light to heavy weight with light and dark colours. All the fabrics are made with a selvage lining which makes them more special. The fabrics are created on old wooden shuttle looms. On the event was also a part where they highlighted their collab partners as Mohsin Saijd from Endrime Jeans and bag brand Atelier de l’Armée to name a few. Both made some beautiful products which gave you the perfect reference how you can use the Seven Senses fabrics. It’s a pity if you have missed the event, but I’m sure you will hear more of them in the future. Keep an eye of this one, really nice! Below some shots of the Seven Senses ‘Blue Hands Never Lie’ event.
Last week Amsterdam was coloured into blue again because of the Amsterdam Denim Days. The kick-off was with the denim fabric fair Kingpins. The consumer event Blueprint was on Friday and Saturdays. It was already their 3rd edition. This event is for consumers and retailers to give them more insight into the blue denim industry. It’s a blue denim playground for adults. The event was loaded with cool blue stuff. A lot of brands where there to show their craftsmanship through innovative and inspirative activations. Next to see cool stuff it’s always very nice to meet likeminded people with the same interests, denim people.
The event contained too much to highlight but here are some of them in the first update from the Blueprint event. It contains the legendary Cone Mills. Cone Mills showed some iconic pieces from their archive to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Lee Jeans did an amazing job to chainstitch their classic Riders items, at Kings of Indigo (KOI) you could patch your favorite denim items, denim artist Ian Berry showed his amazing portrait from Ayrton Senna. The portrait is made of old denim rags from the family from Ayrton Senna. The final pics are from the denim expo from The Vintage Showroom from London. They displayed some vintage overalls. Check out some highlights in Part 1 of the Blueprint event as part of Amsterdam Denim Days. Looking forward to part 4 next year!
Going to to the Blueprint Event today as part of the Amsterdam Denim Days. The event is a true denim playground for every denimhead. There’s a lot to do today and tomorrow, so check out the program if you don’t want to miss something: www.amsterdamdenimdays.com
To get you in the right mood Marije Rottier from the AMFI School Amsterdam created a nice overview video from last year. Well done and see you there!
The Amsterdam based denim store Tenue de Nîmes is launching a collection of special, hand-dyed, natural indigo, customized Converse Chuck 70 All Star shoes that will be released during Amsterdam Denim Days. Today Tenue de Nîmes will host a special indigo-dye event at their Haarlemmerstraat store in Amsterdam to celebrate the release of this limited edition Chuck 70. See here some sneak pics from the making off.
Seven Senses is organising a denim event during the upcoming ‘Amsterdam Denim Days’ called: ‘Blue Hands Never Lie’. Excaclty one year ago Seven Senses made their entrance with their new denim fabrics. Their fabrics are handspun, handwoven and coloured with natural indigo. The created denim fabrics by hand, something that can only be done by people without using any machines. This is the ultimate dream for every denimhead! During the ADD they will launch their new selvage denim fabrics, a new collection made with a luxurious look and feel.
Curious how it will look and how it’s made? Come over and be part of the journey. You can see their ‘Blue Hands Never Lie’ presentation here:
Westergasfabriek – In de Premises of Gustafon – Haarlemmerweg 8 – Amsterdam
Looking forward to see it. See you there!
Check more info on the Seven Senses ‘Blue Hands Never Lie’ event page:
Tomorrow the 4th edition of Rambam Denim Days will take place which I organise for the oldest denim store in my hometown Eindhoven – NL. The 4th edition of this special retail event is loaded with some cool denim stuff. The kick-off is with Levi’s Jeans. We will create a pop-up mini bios to screen their new 501 docu and we are going to set-up a mini Levi’s denim expo with some vintage pieces. The whole day you can listen to the old Levi’s music from their classic tv commercials. A coffee barista in the store will make this day complete with serving you some fresh made coffee. Diesel Jeans will set-up their Denim Master Studio on Sunday where you can customize your own jeans or jacket.
Next weekend the Rambam Denim Days will continue on the Saturday with the crafted skills from Mike van der Zanden from Dyemond Goods. Mike will make leather products in the store so you can see his authentic craftsman skills. All in all some good denim vibes at Rambam Eindhoven during the special 4th edition of Rambam Denim Days. See you there!
Next week Amsterdam will turn blue again during the Amsterdam Denim Days. One of the main events is the Kingpins denim fabric fair. On this fair designers can select and buy denim fabrics for their upcoming collection. The best denim mills worldwide are there to show you their latest creations. Besides checking out the new denim trends it’s always good to see your denimfriends. Looking forward to this new edition. See you there and check out the video from last year to get you in the right blue mood.
This upcoming Sunday the 3rd of April the menswear store M-Perception, located in Maastricht – NL, is organising their 3rd edition of Denim Day. During the Denim Day event you can explore the new Spring Summer collection from denim brands as Edwin Jeans, Neuw Denim, Denham and Butcher of Blue. M-Perception also arranged some specials like the Barbershop Sjiers, the Wrench Kings and Cafe Racers United with their bikes, we will show our Butts and Shoulders Goodyear Welted boots and you can taste some delicious beers by The Hoppy Brothers. It’s going to be a good one this upoming weekend in the South of Holland. See you there at Denim Day!
Check more info from Denim Day on their Facebook event page:
Last season, Manifattura1887, the luxury fabrics division by Berto Industria Tessile, teamed-up with 3×1 Store in New York for a special event. Manifattura1887 shipped directly from Italy their handloom to NY to show how they make indigo selvage fabrics by hand on an authentic shuttle loom. With this special event they want to highlight and celebrate authenticity, craftsmanship and high quality. The 3×1 denim store, owned by Scott Morrison, is a true denim temple and the perfect place to kick-off this special blue experience tour. The weaver of the loom, Elena Sanguankeo, has thus demonstrated to the selected clientele of the store how she creates, with her 3.000 strokes per metre, a unique and authentic fabric of inestimable value. With this handloom you can only produce three meters each day. The handwoven denim fabric collection is called Le Mani by Manifattura 1887. Check out the great pictures from the store event and see how Elena is making handwoven denim fabrics. This is just great!
This upcoming April the 3rd edition of the Amsterdam Denim Days event will be held at Westergasfabriek. Amsterdam will be turn into blue again. The event will be combined with The Kingpins denim fabric fair. The ADD event has a blue program loaded with cool stuff for every denimhead; brand activations, vintage denim market, music, food, drinks and more. To get you in the right blue denim mood they created a nice campaign film. Check it out and see you the 15th and 16th of April in Amsterdam!
Inspiration Vol.08 -Super Original- was held on February 12th and 13th, 2016. It was the 8th annual vintage clothing and Americana fashion world gathering at L.A. MART Los Angeles, California. The event is presented by Rin Tanaka, known from the My Freedamn! book range.
The second edition of the ‘Desert & Denim’ event will take place on the 17th and 18th of February. It will be held at the eco-chic Mojave Sands Motel in Joshua Tree, CA. This 2-day event in the desert brings together only the best of the new wave of men’s rugged, high quality, workshop-made clothes and accessories. The concept of ‘Desert & Denim’ is something special and there has never been a trade show like this before. The line-up from the exhibited brands is amazing, to mention a few: Tellason, Tanner Goods, Otter Wax, Indigofera, Stevenson Overall, Hudson Made and the list continues…
Juniper Ridge and some of their favorite brands in the world are going to be hanging out in the desert, showcasing their style for the second year of ‘Desert & Denim’. Each brand will receive their own space to transform into their world, showing everyone who they are and what they do. Many will host live demonstrations, providing insight into their respective crafts. From boots to hat, and everything in between, the Juniper Ridge man, the ‘Desert & Denim’ man, is certain about the quality and authenticity. ‘Desert & Denim’ is truly something unique and different. Check the video here below to get an impression from last year.
The ‘Selvedge Run’ is a new trade show for menswear in Berlin. The show is a platform for new and authentic brands, footwear, clothing and accessories. A home for brands with character, craft is the core of this show. As a show, the ‘Selvedge Run’ celebrates garments and products that are made in the best way possible and created to endure. This normally means making them in traditional, slow methods of manufacture. Items made with this in mind endure and grow alongside the owner. It is the anti-fast-fashion way of doing things. The name, ‘Selvedge Run’, is taken from the technical term for the narrow, tightly woven, self-finished edges most commonly associated with high-quality denim, also known as selvedge. In January they organised the second edition of this very successful event. Below a small impression of this great initiative, check also the film to get you in the mood for the Summer edition, edition #3.
Denimsquad Talk is a talk show and seminar aimed at sharing knowledge and experience in denim, including technical side of denim, creative industries, form a network of fellow denim enthusiasts and startups in the denim industry. Denimsquad is founded by Putri Mayangsari. The first edition was held on January the 17th at Bandung, West Java. There were several speakers who shared their blue experience, knowledge and love for denim: Aditya Mahardhika (Creative Director Sixteen Denim Scale), Randhi Pratama (Co-founder AYE! & Co.), Bhisma Diandra (INDIGO) and Putri Mayangsari (Founder Denim Squad).
The event ended with the creation of a short video to express the love of denim to all of the people around the world with the words “WE ARE INDONESIA AND WE LOVE DENIM”. Denim Squad Talk Vol. 2 is planned to be held also this year in Jakarta, Indonesia. Good luck guys with this blue initiative!
Tomorrow we will launch our ‘Butts and Shoulders’ boots at the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek in Amsterdam. The boots are made with the classic ‘Goodyear Welted’ construction, all hand numbered, made from natural tanned leather and made in Portugal. The first run are 100 pairs only. Great to see you there. Below a sneak peak from our stand display. Cheers!
We made a road – production movie of our Portugal trip, check it here:
This upcoming weekend I will organise again a ‘Denim Tour’ during the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek in Amsterdam. During the ‘Denim Tour’ you will see the highlights of the brands, meet the persons behind the brands and discover new inspiration for your store. You can join for free to this tour by sending me an email: email@example.com. More details here below, sorry only Dutch language. See you there!