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Denim… past, present and future

Denim trade show Kingpins will host its winter show from November 28-29 in Basketball City, in New York. The show will focus on the past, present and future of denim trends. The invitation-only event will feature a range of manufacturers and members from the denim industry, offering a variety of indigo talks, educational seminars, and predictions of 2020 trends. Mirroring a growing pattern within the textile world’s showcases and trade shows, the Kingpins show will include several companies focused on sustainability within the denim industry.

The upcoming Kingpins New York exhibitors includes event sponsors Lycra Brand and E3, companies like Lenzing, Global Denim, Hebi Geyuan and Arvind, as well as a special selection of Japanese denim companies.Featured discussions will include ‘100 Years of Women’s Garments at Levi Strauss & Co,’ a seminar by Levi’s historian Tracey Panek discussing the denim brand’s most significant womenswear moments over the past century, and ‘DIY Denim: Subcultures and the Making of Meaning,’ a conversation on the connection between denim, subcultures and fashion “myth-making” featuring authors Andrew Luecke and Amy Leverton.

There will also be two presentations of “Kingpins Denim Trends for S/S 2020. Fit, fabric, finish,” a talk hosted by Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes and presenting a forecast of the top four trends of the season, including “research and references, mood and style direction, key color selections, etc.

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