New York Denim Days
After four successful editions of the Amsterdam Denim Days the organisation just announced a new edition in New York. Just like the Amsterdam editions the New York Denim Days include denim events at retail stores throughout the city and a two-day main event on September 30 and October 1 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street.
Denim Days Program
The program of the New York Denim Days will contain denim lectures with speakers including Adriano Goldschmied (the godfather of denim), Stefano Rosso (CEO of Diesel USA), Scott Morrison (founder and designer of 3×1, Paper Denim Cloth and Earnest Sewn), Stefan Siegel (Not Just a Label) and Sanjeev Bahl (President of Saitex, the benchmark garment factory and laundry of the future). The denim lectures are hosted at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s famed Katie Murphy Amphitheatre.
Denim Days organizers are working to build a roster of 30 to 40 brands, retailers, designers, denim artisans, vintage dealers, mills and complementary players (artists, tailors, denim repair craftsmen, and purveyors of skincare, accessories, housewares, footwear, etc.) to populate the New York Denim Days main event at Metropolitan Pavilion. Food, live music and drinks will round out the denim festival experience.
Both famous New York, Manhattan-based, denim stores Jean Shop and 3×1, have signed on as New York Denim Days’ first exhibitors. Jean Shop will be displaying rare vintage jeans, selling product and a leather bracelet that shoppers can also customize with dye and hand-stamps. They will also add indigo dyeing bandanas to this great DIY experience. 3×1’s booth will feature signature items.
Andrew Olah, co-founder of New York Denim Days says about both stores; ‘’Jean Shop and 3×1 represent what is great about the New York denim community. They care about quality, craft and the essence of denim authenticity. To have them join us as our first participants is more than satisfying. We can’t wait to see what cool thing they’ll do for Denim Days.’’
Alongside the main event, New York Denim Days will also collaborate with New York-based denim retailers to create a series of in-store events all over the city, from book signings and workshops to sales, in-store parties and more. A full schedule and map of events of New York Denim Days will be released this summer.
New York Denim Days is organised by Modefabriek and Kingpins Show in collaboration with House of Denim and HTNK Fashion recruitment & consultancy.
James Veenhoff (House of Denim), Andrew Olah (Kingpins), Mariette Hoitink (HTNK) and Lucel van den Hoeven (Modefabriek).