During the second edition of Kingpins denim fabric show in Amsterdam the first edition of the Global Denim Awards were held. The Global Denim Awards is an innovative initiative, six of the world’s premier denim mills with six emerging designers. Its aim is to connect talent and industry to create a directional platform for the future of denim design, innovation, sustainability and craftsmanship. The concept for Global Denim Awards was developed by HTNK, Amsterdam-based fashion recruitment and consultancy firm, in collaboration with the Kingpins Show. The Global Denim Awards is made possible by e3.
The winner of the first edition is Jonathan Christopher (27 years) and won € 10.000. Jonathan did the master’s education at ArtEZ Fashion Masters in Arnhem after his fashion degree at Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam – NL. He’s now part of the Karl Lagerfeld designteam and he also runs his own mens label Jonathan Christopher Homme. For the Global Denim Awards he worked with the Italian mill ITV denim.
Congratulations Jonathan with this victory! And big bravo for the organisation for creating such a high level international denim event. Looking forward to see the next one!
Pics by Team Peter Stigter
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