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Kingpins Show Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Next week, on the 24th and 25th of April the denim fabric Kingpins Show is taking place in Amsterdam again. This year, the exciting denim fabric show celebrates its 20th anniversary and 10th year in Amsterdam. A special milestone year for the trade show, so expect new specials such as The Gallery, Future Fits Forum and Indigo Museum by Arvind.

On top of that, The LYCRA® brand, one of Kingpins’ first supporters, will kick things off by sponsoring the happy hour at the upcoming Amsterdam show. And, additional events to celebrate this dual anniversary will be held later this year.

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The Program Of The Show

As usual, all the blue indigo-hearted people from all over the world will come together at Kingpins Show to celebrate their love for denim. Designers, product managers, brand owners, stylist, media, influencers, you name it, will be there under one roof for all things denim.

You can explore all the latest denim developments from the most outstanding denim mills around the world. The new denim collections of the mills will be presented from America to Europe to Asia. The top-notch denim mills will showcase the current and future trends as it comes to denim.

Next to the new developments by the denim mills, there’s always an inspirational program at the Kingpins Show. Expect trend talks, installations, meet & greets, expos, a store filled with treasures, and many more denim and related set-ups.

Day #1:

Open from 10.00 – 18.00

  • 11:00 – 11:45: Trend A/W 25/26 by Denim Dudes.
  • 12:30 – 13:15: Future Fits Forum by Danielle Elsener, Imogen Nulty-Verstraeten, Michelle Branch, and Lucia Rosin.
  • 13:30 – 14:15: ‘Getting it Straight’ with Tribal Love on the Portobello Road circa 1967 by Douglas Gunn.
  • 14:30 – 15:15: Key Pieces from Inspiring Wardrobes Around the World by Vivian Wang, Stefano Aldighieri, Zennure Danışman, Floyd Rorije, and Jordan Groskamp.
  • 17:30 – 19:00: Opening Night Party!

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Day #2:

Open from 10.00 – 17.00
  • 11:30 – 12:15: You Down with DPP – Doin’ the Digital Product Passport in Denim by Crispin Argento, Iris Skrami, and Besim Özek.
  • 12:30 – 13:15: AI and Denim: Innovations Shaping the Industry by Darren Glenister, Maximilian Rabe, and Angelina Nijadi-Govghani.
  • 14:00 – 14:45: Trend A/W 25/26 by Denim Dudes.
 Get in the mood with the recap after movie from last year’s April edition;

Location Of The Show

Kingpins Show Amsterdam
Haarlemmerstraatweg 11
1165 MJ Halfweg
The Netherlands

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.