The First Edition of The Low Show Amsterdam

Yesterday I went to first edition of the new tradeshow The Low Show at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam – NL. It was the last day of the three days event. The ingredients of this new event were perfect; great location, super list of exhibitors, the display furniture were amazing and the catering was more than perfect! When I entered the fair it was like coming home. Cosy and relax vibe, the music wasn’t too loud and I was surrounded by like minded people who share the same passion for authenticity. All the exhibitors were brands with craftsmanship and only made from the best materials. It was all about storytelling products. Founder Kenneth Jaworski did something different and something new. Great new initiative with a lot of potential for the future. Much respect for this first big step. Looking forward to the 2nd edition! Keep it up guys. 

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The exhibitors

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Founder Kenneth Jaworski on the right

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The Low Show Trade Show in Amsterdam – NL

This February there will be something really new and cool going to happen in Amsterdam – NL. It will be the kick-off of the first edition of a new trade show, called The Low Show. This initiative is founded by Kenneth Jaworski. Kenneth is not new in the business, he’s a well known and informed nice authentic guy who had the idea to start something different. In daily life he develops interior and design concepts. In his own words he describes his new project as; ”The Low Show is based around mens clothing and accessory brands that embody history, authenticity and quality and appreciate the importance of storytelling. These brands reference the past, but also look firmly to the future. This is just as much about where brands have been as where they are going. It is, most importantly, a show for today”. The brand list shows some really interesting and established clothing brands. Looking forward to this one. The show will start on the 16th till the 18th of February on the Westergasfabriek area. Good luck Kenneth with all the preperations for the first edition. See u there!

The participating brands

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More info about it here: www.facebook.com/thelowshow

Butts and Shoulders X Modefabriek Fair Amsterdam – NL

Tomorrow and Monday we are participating on the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek in Amsterdam – NL with our leather brand Butts and Shoulders. We have a booth in the denim hall Blueprint. During the trade show we are showing our mini expo: Virgin meets Worn. From every item we made so far we are showing a new one (Virgin) and an old used item (Worn). It’s very cool to see the difference of the ageing process from our natural vegetable tanned leather. Would be great to show it in real live to you. See u there!

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Blueprint Denim Tour at Dutch Fashion Fair Modefabriek – Amsterdam

This upcoming weekend I will organise the 2nd edition of the ‘Blueprint Denim Tour’ during the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek in Amsterdam. During the tour I will introduce denim retailers to the exhibitors of the Blueprint part of the fair, show them the denim highlights and what’s happening for Fall Winter ’15. There are a few spaces left for retailers on the Sunday and Monday. Come and enjoy! Check for more info here below and send your request to: wouter@long-john.nl

(sorry Dutch language only)

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Kingpins Fair L.A. F/W 2015 – Something About Selvage Innovation

Selvage denim just won’t quit in the future. That’s no surprise as this is the classic way of making denim fabric. This movie shows how the exhibitors at the Kingpins fabric fair in Los Angeles took selvage to great new levels for F/W 2015. Corduroy, cool blends, deep gorgeous shades of indigo, and even stretch selvage. For me personally I only prefer the classic raw selvage, but great to see the new possibilities. Check it. By the way, the Kingpins show is coming to Amsterdam again on October the 29th and 30th. See you there!

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‘Blue Archives’ Denim Expo At Dutch Fashion Fair Modefabriek Amsterdam

A few weeks ago I curated the ‘Blue Archives’ denim expo at the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek in Amsterdam. The organisation of the fair asked me if I could select some of the best items from the Swiss Jeansmuseum, which is owned by Ruedi Karrer. Ruedi is really a great guy, every time I met him during the fairs in Berlin, we always have a nice chat, mostly about denim. He’s also one of the most passionated guys in the industry as it comes to the fading process of denim. Collecting more than 35 years his collection contains over 12.000 items! Especially the green cast items are his personal favourites. For this expo I selected items from the past (Big 3), Levi’s Big E, Lee (Storm) Rider and Wrangler Blue Bell, but also newer brands (New Ones) to show the influences from back in the days. The items were displayed in really nice wooden frames which made them a piece of art. For every item I made a short text to give the people some info about the details, the history and the great stories behind every spot or damage. The total line up was 20 meters, which was quite impressive, and it was the first time that these items were shown in Holland.

It was really a nice project to work on, so Modefabriek you can count me in for next edition! Below an impression of the expo. Enjoy!

Ruedi Karrer (Owner Swiss Jeansmuseum)

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Friends at Capsule & Bread and Butter Fair Berlin Summer 2013

Remco van der Velden & Etienne Dekkers, Ontour Clothing

Tony Tonnaer, K.O.I. (Kings Of Indigo) Jeans 

Rob Driessen & Katsu Manabe, Japan Blue & Momotaro Jeans Tony, Scarti-Lab ClothingBen Fokkema, Amsterdenim Jeans Ruedi Karrer, Swiss Jeansmuseum

Fred Bschaden, agent Germany Red Wing, Filson, Nigel Cabourn, etc. 

Guido Biondi, Roy Roger’s & Antonio di Battista, Blue Blanket Jeans

Uwe van Afferden, The Heritage Post magazine

Mike Hodis, The Rising Sun Jeans

    Klas Erixon, Pace Jeans

John Spoel & Fabian Jedlitschka, Pike Brothers Jeans

‘Blue Archives’ Denim Expo at Modefabriek Amsterdam

I am working on a nice denim expo called ‘Blue Archives’ which is part of the Dutch fashion fair Modefabriek this upcoming weekend in Amsterdam. The expo contains some amazing pieces from the Swiss Jeansmuseum which is owned by fading expert Ruedi Karrer. Ruedi is collecting more than 35 years the best worn-out and rare denim items. His collection is really huge, more than 12.000 pieces. It goes from the early fifties till now, so an amazing variety of brands, fabrics and worn items. The ‘Blue Archives’ expo is a selection of his best pieces and for the first time they will be shown in Holland. Ruedi will be there as well and is always in for a good denim chat. So all denimheads go to Amsterdam this upcoming Sunday and Monday to see these rare treasures. It’s situated in the Blueprint hall where all the better denim brands are showing their new Spring Summer 2014 collection. Below some teaser pics to get you in the mood. See you there!

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