On 2 and 3 November, Kingpins New York show will return and take place at New York Basketball City. It will showcase Spring/Summer 2018 forecasts for denim and related offerings from top denim mills and resources from around the globe.
For this edition Kingpins will launch its first ever in-house denim trend forecast and corresponding garment installation produced in collaboration with Amy Leverton, denim researcher and author of the “Denim Dudes” book. The trend forecast presented within the show may be purchased for $250.
“Our opinion has always been that denim trends begin and end with fabric. Mills are the engine of innovation and inspiration in our industry,” commented Andrew Olah, founder of Kingpins Show. “For many seasons we have fielded requests from attendees for more trend-related information from a Kingpins perspective. At the same time, our amazing mills are hungry to showcase their offerings in a way that is new, that is native to the Kingpins ethos and that allows them to participate in the trend conversation more immediately.”
Among other novelties, Kingpins New York will host Inspectorio, a new supplier compliance verification platform aiming to bring transparency to supply chains. Inspectorio will exhibit at Kingpins and educate attendees on the benefits of their mobile platform aiming to make the inspection process more efficient, transparent and accurate, while allowing real time monitoring of environmental and social standards at manufacturing locations. Inspectorio will also exhibit at the upcoming Kingpins Miami show in January 2017.
Kingpins will also launch Kingpins Online, a digital counterpart to the Kingpins show, developed as a collaboration with Le Souk, online marketplace connecting worldwide suppliers directly with designers. The Le Souk team will have a photo booth on site to train exhibitors on how to set up and manage online showrooms, provide access to product photography, and help exhibitors stay connected with new and existing clients 24/7.
The show will also host the Japanese and Fiber sections returning for a second season after their debut in May 2016.
Vintage Showroom, the London-based vintage dealer and historians, will again participate in the show, presenting a selection of their vintage garments and resources.
QST Industries will be using their Q-Loop machine to produce denim pouches for the show’s attendees.
Kingpins will also host a series of seminars: On 2 November 2016, at 11:30AM, they will hold the Kingpins Denim Forecast – S/S 2018, “Denim Trends forecast for Spring/Summer 2018. Fit, fabric, finish.” It will be presented by Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes. The related denim garment Installation will be located on the show floor.
On the same day, at 1:30PM, Invista presents: “Global Consumer Insights on Jeans”, a seminar on global consumer insights on jeans, highlighting men’s and women’s needs, frustrations and potential solutions in denim offerings.
On 3 November 2016, at 11AM, they will replicate the “Kingpins Denim Forecast – S/S 2018 Denim Trends for Spring/Summer 2018”, also presented by Amy Leverton. The related denim garment Installation will be located on the show floor.
On the same day, at 1:30PM Kingpins will present “Politics, Trade and the Economy – What’s Next?” The talk will consider what the current political climate has in store for the denim and apparel industry. The session will be moderated by Andrew Olah and Robert Antoshak of Olah Inc.
Kingpins New York
Basketball City / Pier 36
299 South Street
New York, NY 10002