Last week I visited the 4th edition of the Selvedge Run fair in Berlin. The Selvedge Run is a trade show for high-quality menswear, shoes and accessories. The location of the show, Kulturbrauerei Berlin, is really nice and a perfect link to the authentic exhibitors. On the show you can only find the best of the best brands available worldwide. Next to discover new treasures for your store this is also the place to be to catch-up with likeminded people which are sharing the same passion for durable and outstanding made products. Here are some of them shot by Sportswear Magazine.
The Denim PV fair teamed-up last week with Denim Boulevard to create a first edition of Première Vintage Market on the fair in Paris. The market was filled with an impressive collection of denim, workwear, military and sportwear. The set-up looks really good and is a true inspiration and must see for everyone with an interest in denim and vintage stuff in general. It’s a pity I missed this one by myself, but happily there are always enough pics. Well done Denim Boulevard! See you with the next edtion.
Upcoming week the third edition of Global Denim Awards takes place on October 26, in Amsterdam. The Global Denim Awards is the world’s premier platform for the future of denim design, sustainability and craftsmanship. For this edition 11 paired fashion designers and progressive denim mills will present their co-created capsule collections during Global Denim Awards 2016. The 11 collections that result from the collabs between selected mills and designers, will be judged by a jury of international denim experts on the overall look, the innovative nature of the design, and the creative use of denim. The designer of the winning collection will receive a €10,000,- award, made possible by e3 Cotton. An additional award goes to the mill with the most innovative fabric. The winning collection will be exhibited at Kingpins Shows in New York City and Hong Kong, before returning to the Netherlands for Amsterdam Denim Days 2017.
See you there!
Address: Global Denim Awards 2016
De Hallen Studios (next to Denim City)
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 18
1053 RT Amsterdam – NL
The Designers and Mills;
- Designer: Marina van Dieren and Christina Albrecht
(The Netherlands/Germany) X Mill: Advance Denim (China)
- Designer: MariusPetrus (Belgium) Mill: Atlantic Mills (Thailand)
- Designer: EdithMarcel (Italy) X Mill: Berto Industria Tessile (Italy)
- Designer: Outkastpeople (Turkey) X Mill: Calik Denim (Turkey)
- Designer: Lavinia Mustapha (Italy-Lebanon) X Mill: Candiani Denim (Italy)
- Designer: Anbasja Blanken (Curaçao) X Mill: ITV Denim (Italy)
- Designer: Tess van Zalinge (The Netherlands) X Mill: Knitdigo (Taiwan)
- Designer: Lisa Konno & Karin Vlug (The Netherlands) X Mill: Prosperity Textile (China)
- Designer: Roosmarijn Koster (The Netherlands) X Mill: Arvind (India)
- Designer: Deniz Gür (Turkey) X Mill: Kipas Denim (Turkey)
- Designer: Leandro Cano (Spain) X Mill: Tejidos Royo (Spain)
The ‘Global Denim Awards’ Jury 2016
Alex Jaspers – Scotch & Soda
Kelly Harrington – Designer & Trendforcaster
Sam Lambert & Shaka Maidoh – Art Comes FirstSam Lambert & Shaka Maidoh
Amy Leverton – Denim Dudes
Check the recap video from the Global Denim Awards 2015 edition:
Last month I visited The Selvedge Run tradeshow in Berlin. This is one of the best tradeshows as it comes to authentic gear: denim, boots, workwear, books & mags and accessories. I had a great time seeing my friends again from the industry with the same shared passion. The organisation did an amazing job with the set-up. You should check it out for yourself this Winter. Below a recap film from SS2016. See you next edition!
Last month Denim Boulevard organised a new edition in Milan. This was the place to be for every denimhead. Kassim Denim teamed-up with Sperry Footwear to make a special limited edition. They dyed Sperry shoes in natural indigo to create this exclusive. The result is amazing, all different kind of blue shades. Check it out!
Last week I visited the 3rd edition of The Selvedge Run fair in Berlin. The Selvedge Run is a trade show for menswear, shoes and accessories. The location of the show, Kulturbrauerei Berlin, is really nice and a perfect link to the authentic exhibitors. On the show you can only find the best of the best brands available worldwide. Next to discover new treasures for your store this is also the place to be to catch-up with likeminded people which are sharing the same passion for durable high-quality made products. They also organised some good events after the show where you could drink some cold beers and having a chat with your friends. The organisation did a really nice job again, the mix of brands was perfect and the surrounding was just great! Good to see everyone again, till the next one!
Pics by Sportswear International
This upcoming week it will be the 3rd edition of very successful tradeshow The Selvedge Run in Berlin. The Selvedge Run is a tradeshow for quality menswear and crafted goods. The focus of the tradeshow is upon brands with a strong affinity with craft, timeless classics, durable and unique products. You can expect the best denim brands, footwear, accessories, and many more. The tradeshow is 3 days long, so perfect for checking out all the beautiful stuff and meeting your friends. Looking forward to this one, see you there! – Check out the video here below to get an impression from last Winter edition. And don’t forget to check out their website to see the impressive exhibitors brandlist -
Adress: Kulturbrauerei Berlin - Schönhauser Allee 36 - 10435 Berlin / Germany
Date: 28—30 Jun 2016
The Selvedge Run – Winter 2016
On the 24th of May, the third Clutch Collection Show was held over three days in Yokohama – Japan. The CC Show is a gateway of various international cultures. Like the first event that took place, the tradeshow was geared towards members of the fashion industry. In the video here below you get a perfect impression of the 3rd Clutch Collection Show.
This upcoming weekend, 18 – 19 – 20 of June, there’s a new edition of ‘Denim Boulevard’ in Milan – IT. Denim Boulevard is a tradeshow/event dedicated to the iconic denim product and the denim scene. This edition is loaded again with some good exhibitors as: Candiani, Tela Genova, Blue Blanket, Attrezzeria-Laboratorio Base, Jacob Cohën, Brothers, Manifattura Ceccarelli, Surf Hut, Blessed and Dr. Footers for Italy, Levi’s & Tellason, Sperry (with a shoe selection and indigo dye workshop) and Santa Cruz – USA, Samurai Jeans, Studio D’Artisan, Orgueil, Redmoon e Forty Niners for Japan, and Endrime, A S R, R.D.D. archive by Jack & Jones and many more!
Antonio di Battista (founder Blue Blanket) is showing again some highlights from his amazing collection in the ‘My Archive’ section. Also the every talented photographer Cory Piehowicz’s is showing his awesome pics about the event ‘The Frozen Few’ and there’s also a motorcycles selection by partner Harley-Davidson. You can also join the indigo-dye workshops by Kassim Denim, or by Annegret Affolderbach Choolips studio, and for this year edition there’s something extra special called ‘Mugshot Barber Deal’. ’Mugshot Barber Deal’ is a barbers reunion from the whole Europe, sponsored by Luxina.
As you can read this a lot to do during this year ‘Denim Boulevard’ edition as part of the Milan Fahion Week. Check below some impression pics and video from last year.
This upcoming weekend it’s already the 5th edition of the Rambam Denim Days at Rambam Store Eindhoven – NL. For this edition Lennaert Nijgh, founder of Benzak Denim Developers – BDD, is coming to the store to show extremely cool worn-out BDD jeans in a mini denim expo and you can have a sneak on his new upcoming Europe made denim collection which will launch soon on Kickstarter. Lennaert will also tell and show the story behind his BDD brand which is an inspiration for everyone to hear. Next to that there’s good music and fresh made coffee by a true denim barrista. So see you all this upcoming weekend in the South of Holland at Rambam Store.
Blue Lab is part of the Denim City in Amsterdam. Blue Lab is an unique collaboration between industry’s leading mills, laundries, chemists, engineers, suppliers and producers. It brings laundry and finishing for design team’s and students. Blue Lab will offer opportunities to train craftspeople and educate professionals, to test and improve new technologies and solutions, to bring ideas to trial. Check here a nice overview video from Blue Lab during the Amsterdam Denim Days from last April.
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!