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Denim trade show Kingpins Amsterdam highlights in picture and video

By FashionUnited

Apr 18, 2016

Boutique denim sourcing show Kingpins enjoyed its fifth edition at the Gashouder in Westergasterrein, Amsterdam, alongside of its debut trade fair, Why by Kingpins, last week. FashionUnited gathered the trade fair in photo and video highlights below.

Denim innovations: Laser motif by Iberlaser

Denim innovations: Tintes Egara indigo dyeing process

Kingpins Seminar: WSGN - Trends im Denimhandel A/W 17/18

In the round table on trade trends six trends were identified. Next for men are Pleated chinos, a quilted denim bomber and the wide crop style. Women can look forward to 'military utility' styles, the poncho and the wide cropped pant. The participants,including Kings of Indigo founder Tony Tonnaer and Pacific Jeans-director Syed Mohammed, agreed on the fact that the skinny jeans is in retreat.

Sustainability: Roadmap to Rational Denim

Sustainability was one of the key topics at this year's edition of Kingpins. Archroma introduced 'Roadmap to Rational Denim', a collaborative project initiated by fiber specialist Lenzing, textile manufacturer Royo and chemical specialist Garmon. The concept shares knowledge on how to produce jeans sustainably and leave the minimal environmental footprint. "We can live without denim, but not without water, "said Miguel Sánchez, Head of Global Business Development at Archroma.

More on Kingpins and sustainibility in our report article Kingpins: "Time to rethink what we can do with denim"

Virtual tours at Kingpins Show and Why by Kingpins

The Kingpins Hong Kong and New York editions will take place in May.

Videos: FashionUnited