The Kingpins Show boutique denim sourcing event is to shift its New York schedule for 2019 in response to feedback from visitors and exhibitors.
Originally set for 8-9 June, the Kingpins New York Show will now take place on 12-13 June.
Kingpins Transformers, which coincides with Kingpins New York, will now move to 11 June. However, New York Denim Days will keep its original dates, hosting its festival celebrating all things indigo on 8-9 June.
“We received feedback that our New York show was too close to Ramadan and came too closely on the heels of our Kingpins Hong Kong Show, which takes place 15-16 May,” explains Andrew Olah, founder of Kingpins Show and Kingpins Transformers. “Our new dates allow us to accommodate our exhibitors and attendees and best serve our community.”
Kingpins New York, which will celebrate 15 years in 2019, is a sourcing and inspiration hub for the American denim industry, with its June edition coinciding with the Denim Days consumer denim festival, and Kingpins Transformers, a summit focusing on the changes that need to happen in the jeans industry to make it more environmentally viable, socially responsible and financially sound.
Additionally, the Kingpins New York show will once again host a vintage market onsite at Pier 36 (299 South Street), giving designers and denim industry professionals the opportunity to shop for inspiration as they plan for their Fall/Winter 2020 collections.
The Kingpins Show is an invitation-only event featuring a highly-edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills from the US, Japan, China, India, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Thailand, Spain and Mexico; wash houses; full package manufacturers; trim providers; and makers of technology, wash chemicals and business solutions.
Kingpins, which launched in 2004, produces biannual shows in New York and Amsterdam, as well as annual shows in Hong Kong and China.
The complete 2019 Kingpins Show, Transformers + Denim Days Schedule is below:
- Kingpins Amsterdam – April 10-11
- Kingpins Hong Kong – May 15-16
- New York Denim Days – June 8-9
- Kingpins Transformers New York – June 11
- Kingpins New York – June 12-13
- Kingpins China City Tour – September 4/6
- Kingpins Transformers Amsterdam – October 22
- Kingpins Amsterdam – October 23-24
- Amsterdam Denim Days – October 21-27
- Kingpins New York – November (exact dates TBD)