Upcoming week the third edition of Global Denim Awards takes place on October 26, in Amsterdam. The Global Denim Awards is the world’s premier platform for the future of denim design, sustainability and craftsmanship. For this edition 11 paired fashion designers and progressive denim mills will present their co-created capsule collections during Global Denim Awards 2016. The 11 collections that result from the collabs between selected mills and designers, will be judged by a jury of international denim experts on the overall look, the innovative nature of the design, and the creative use of denim. The designer of the winning collection will receive a €10,000,- award, made possible by e3 Cotton. An additional award goes to the mill with the most innovative fabric. The winning collection will be exhibited at Kingpins Shows in New York City and Hong Kong, before returning to the Netherlands for Amsterdam Denim Days 2017.
See you there!

Address: Global Denim Awards 2016
De Hallen Studios (next to Denim City)
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 18
1053 RT Amsterdam – NL



The Designers and Mills;

  • Designer: Marina van Dieren and Christina Albrecht
    (The Netherlands/Germany) X Mill: Advance Denim (China)
  • Designer: MariusPetrus (Belgium)  Mill: Atlantic Mills (Thailand)
  • Designer: EdithMarcel (Italy) X Mill: Berto Industria Tessile (Italy)
  • Designer: Outkastpeople (Turkey) X Mill: Calik Denim (Turkey)
  • Designer: Lavinia Mustapha (Italy-Lebanon) X Mill: Candiani Denim (Italy)
  • Designer: Anbasja Blanken (Curaçao) X Mill: ITV Denim (Italy)
  • Designer: Tess van Zalinge (The Netherlands) X Mill: Knitdigo (Taiwan)
  • Designer: Lisa Konno & Karin Vlug (The Netherlands) X Mill: Prosperity Textile (China)
  • Designer: Roosmarijn Koster (The Netherlands) X Mill: Arvind (India)
  • Designer: Deniz Gür (Turkey) X Mill: Kipas Denim (Turkey)
  • Designer: Leandro Cano (Spain) X Mill: Tejidos Royo (Spain)

The ‘Global Denim Awards’ Jury 2016

Alex Jaspers – Scotch & Soda


Kelly Harrington – Designer & Trendforcaster


Sam Lambert & Shaka Maidoh – Art Comes FirstSam Lambert & Shaka Maidoh


Amy Leverton – Denim Dudes


Shot with the Winner Best Collection 2015 : Sartoria Diletto with Candiani Denim Mill (Italy)


Check the recap video from the Global Denim Awards 2015 edition:

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.