Have you missed the last edition of the denim fabric fair Kingpins in Amsterdam? Here’s a perfect overview video to give you an impression of the show.
Amy Leverton – Denim Dudes also made a nice video with some highlights with new innovative denim fabrics from the mills at Kingpins Amsterdam. Check it out here;
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!
Pics by: www.teampeterstigter.com
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!
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 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!
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.
Pics by Leonardo Nave
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:
Boots are now for sale 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!
Last Kingpins edition in Amsterdam the two guys from ‘The Vintage Showroom’, Douglas Gunn and Roy Luckett, were exhibiting some styles to give the visitors inspiration for their new collections. Their collection is unbelievable large and extremely rare and impressive! The Vintage Showroom has become one of the leading resources for vintage menswear in the UK. A couple of years ago they give us an insight into their collection with their first successful book ‘Vintage Menswear’. The follow-up on the first edition is coming out within some days. You have to check this out, saw already the sample book and it’s again amazing and a true must have for your collection. Below some of the silhouettes which they showed at the Kingpins fair last October in Amsterdam. Keep it up guys!
Last October Clutch magazine organised their new CC – Clutch Collection - show in Yokohama – Japan. The CC show is initiated by Atsushi Matsushima, eitor-in-chief of Clutch Magazine, one of Japan’s leading men’s vintage style publications. The event is a great set-up where it’s all about authentic craftsmanship and original products. In their own words: ”The Clutch Collection Show is a new concept in Japanese trade shows as it offers foreign buyers and exhibitors access to the huge Japanese market on its home territory. That means new markets to sell your product to if you are a manufacturer and new brands to buy from if you are a retailer. The “CC” Show should make your first direct business with Japan successful and stress free”.
In the video here below their latest edition. Congrats Atsushi Matsushima!
Amy Leverton (author of Denim Dudes book) shows the new upcoming denim fabrics and trends at Kingpins Amsterdam denim fabric show. Kingpins was organised last October were all the professionals from the business were to see what’s coming up. It was good to see you again Amy! Enjoy some of the highlights from the fair in the video here below.
Rin Tanaka, publisher of the ‘My Freedamn’ books, organised a new edition of his ‘Inspiration’ event. This time in New York. The two-day show brings together over international vendors and exhibitors offering unique and one-of-a-kind merchandise on exhibit and for sale. This include American vintage apparel manufactured from the 1900′s-1980′ and vintage clothing and accessories from boutique and corporate American and Japanese companies, surf and skate exhibitors, plus artists and artisans, hot-rods, antiques, records and audio equipement, as well as live music. Get an impression of the event here below. Keep it up Rin!
The Clutch Collection Show is a new concept in Japanese trade shows, initiated by Atsushi Matsushima, editor-in-chief of Clutch Magazine (one of Japan’s leading men’s vintage style publications), as it offers buyers and exhibitors access to the huge Japanese market on its home territory. That means new markets to sell your product to if you are a manufacturer and new brands to buy from if you are a retailer. Perfect concept and surrounding for authentic and well made products which stands a lifetime. The best of the best buyers, designers and creative people came together in this new edition. Check below some faces shot by Nick Clements (www.nickclements.co.uk) from the UK.