Next week the second edition of Kingpins denim fabirc show in Amsterdam will be held for the second time. With this 2nd edition there’s something special on the 29th of October, the Global Denim Awards. 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.

Six emerging designers from all over the world were selected and paired with one of six premier and progressive denim mills each. They were given the opportunity to visit their designated mill to develop an in-depth understanding of fibre, fabric, wash and denim development. Armed with these new skills as well as their mill’s best fabrications, each designer then developed a capsule collection of five total looks, including treatments and washes, which will be presented on the runway on 29 October.

The collections will be judged by a panel of international denim experts based on the merits of the design and the innovative nature of the denim fabrications. The winning designer will be awarded €10,000 and have his/her winning designs displayed at the Kingpins shows in Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and at the Amsterdam Denim Days 2015.

The concept for Global Denim Awards was developed by HTNK, the Amsterdam-based fashion recruitment and consultancy firm, in collaboration with the Kingpins Show. Global Denim Awards by e3 will feature the latest and greatest fabrics by Candiani Denim, Royo Textile, ITV Denim, Bossa, Orta Anadolu and Prosperity Textile.

Looking forward to see the developed denim collections. And ofcourse the 2nd edition of Kingpins Amsterdam. See you there!

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Global denim awards 2014 long john blog kingpins amsterdam second edition fabric denim fair new york htnk mariette hoitink jean school house of denim competition mills supplier factory (1)

Global denim awards 2014 long john blog kingpins amsterdam second edition fabric denim fair new york htnk mariette hoitink jean school house of denim competition mills supplier factory (2)

Global denim awards 2014 long john blog kingpins amsterdam second edition fabric denim fair new york htnk mariette hoitink jean school house of denim competition mills supplier factory (3)

More info about the awards here;

www.htnk.nl/files/newsletter/001/index-english.html

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.