Kingpins, which is also celebrating a decade in Amsterdam, said it will kick-off the anniversary special trade show this April.

Kingpins will debut several new additions at the event, including the gallery, the Future fits Forum and the Indigo Museum by Arvind.

The Gallery – This will be a new materials trend space, showcasing the “very best” fabrics and trims from show exhibitors.

Kingpins said this installation is designed to spark creativity and imagination and provide a starting point for attendees to explore new mill and trim products.

As part of this space, fabric suppliers will share a few of their best fabrics among five categories: manmade, natural, performance and recycled. Moreover, swatches will be displayed in an installation that lets visitors touch and feel the fabric to get a sense of the beauty of the textile.

Future Fits Forum – Following a panel discussion at the New York show in January 2024, Kingpins will launch the Future Fits Forum, led by Michelle Branch, founder and creative director of global creative firm specialising in denim messaging Markt & Twigs, Inc.

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This two-part initiative includes an installation in The Boxes, Kingpins’ trend and inspiration space, featuring custom garments that explore the evolution of denim fit.

Sponsored by textile company Creora, the Future Fits Forum installation will feature physical garments created by six designers, as well as one digital piece created by an AI designer. The concept allows designers to take sustainable materials — a mix of vintage and new — and use their expertise and imagination to envision the next generation of denim garments.

Indigo Museum – Kingpins has teamed up with Arvind to create a museum exhibit for the denim mill’s Indigo Museum, which celebrates artisans working with denim and indigo. The piece, “Birds of a Feather Flock Together,” by Amit Ambalal was made using wire mesh, fabric, resin and indigo.

Kingpins added that the new programs join its other signature initiatives, including most sustainable product, which highlights the latest developments in sustainable materials and processes from Kingpins exhibitors.

The company is planning additional events to mark both anniversaries later this year.

Kingpins also shared plans to return to China after a four-year hiatus, to produce a new B2B and B2C show in Hangzhou in May.

In January 2024, denim cone specialist Cone Denim debuted its latest denim fabrics featuring circulose fibre at the Kingpins New York event.