The second edition of the New York Denim Days festival is set to take place this week, hosting a range of events including presentations on fit, proximity manufacturing and the future of denim.

Taking place from 22-23 September at Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City, this year's event is welcoming a selection of speakers for the show's Denim Talks series featuring Q&As, panels and lectures. Confirmed speakers include Abrima Erwiah, whose brand Studio 189 just won the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative.

Topics to be discussed include: How denim's fit has changed and where tech is taking it; Reformation; The evolution of denim and a peek at the future; proximity manufacturing; and the emotional relationship between denim and the wearer, fit and functionality.

The event will also feature a denim bazaar that will shut down 18th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues featuing vintage dealers and artisans, food trucks, festival games and musical entertainment.

Sponsored by Tencel, exhibitors to this year's show include Candiani, Hudson, Madewell and garment finisher Tonello, which will present art by Holly Brown and Juan Manuel Gomez using 100% recycled dyes produced by Officia+39.

Denim made with Tencel fibres will be a prominent feature of the event. The company's booth will be stocked with a selection of garments using its fibre, from brands including 3X1, Mavi, Reformation, and Godfather of Denim.