Kingpins ShowOn 15 and 16 April, boutique denim trade show Kingpins will take place at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. This denim-sourcing fair features designers, brands and retailers from around the world, as well as an influential platform for progression and sustainability.
On 16 April, the (invite-only) opening of the ‘Denim City’ innovation campus will take place in the former Amsterdam tram depot De Hallen, which is also the headquarters of House of Denim, a platform for craftsmanship and innovation. Denim City aims to connect and inspire players within the industry. The House of Denim Foundation is also responsible for the world’s first dedicated Jean School, a three-year curriculum to train the next generation of denim developers and designers. With the highest density of denim companies in the world, Amsterdam is the most logical place for such an initiative.
Blueprint festivalThe Blueprint festival, which takes place on 17 and 18 April, is open to all denim lovers. Leading labels will showcase exclusive items, experts will lead workshops on denim care and repair and exhibitions, bands and DJs round things out.
Amsterdam Denim Days is an initiative of House of Denim, created in collaboration with the American Kingpins Show, Modefabriek, HTNK Fashion Recruitment & Consultancy and the City of Amsterdam.
For more information and tickets for the Blueprint festival, please visit www.amsterdamdenimdays.com.