The denim-centric consumer event Denim Days continues its global expansion by adding Nashville as new destination to the already existing events held in Amsterdam since 2014 and New York launched in 2017.
As announced Nashville will be a two-day festival, from November 10-11 and will connect indigo aficionados and denimheads to the industry through brand activations, hands-on workshops by artisans and denim mills, vintage markets, live music and more. The inaugural event will take place at Marathon Music Works in downtown Nashville.
"Last year we brought Denim Days to New York because we believed the concept would resonate with the New York denim scene – and we could not have asked for a better reception," said Andrew Olah. "Nashville is playing an increasingly important role in the American denim and fashion industry, and with its large creative community and deep roots in music, we felt that the city was a natural fit for Denim Days."
New York Denim Days organizers have announced that are the New York Denim Days festival will take place on 22-23 September.
Denim lovers from across the spectrum will find the largest selection of indigo available at one event during New York Denim Days together with food, live music and art. Plans include events with retail partners throughout the city, and a two-day main event at the Metropolitan Pavilion located at 125 West 18th Street in New York City.
This year, New York Denim Days will reach beyond the Metropolitan Pavilion, thanks to pop-up shops at New York Waterway terminals during New York Fashion Week (September 6 – 14).
"With its mix of denimheads, the best brands and retailers and the most forward fashion, New York is the perfect home for Denim Days. We are thrilled to be back this year and will be shining an even bigger spotlight on the jeans industry," said andrew Olah, one of the New York Denim Days organizers and founder of the Kingpins Show, the global denim sourcing trade show.
New York Denim Days will also host an invitation-only day of denim lectures, called Denim Legend Talks, on September 21. The final roster of speakers will be announced this summer and will feature a who's-who of the denim trade, from top designers to creatives and executives on the cusp of what's next in the denim industry.
Following the NYC event, Denim Days will return to its original home in Amsterdam for a festival, from October 22-28, moving away from its past usual Spring timing. Included in the programming is a week-long City Center happening featuring sales and events hosted by denim retailers; the two-day Amsterdam Blueprint festival, with a denim market, seminars, workshops, installations, brand activations, music, expos and more.
New York Denim Days and Nashville Denim Days are based on Amsterdam Denim Days. They are initiated by House of Denim and organized by Modefabriek in collaboration with Kingpins Show and HTNK Fashion recruitment & consultancy.