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Timeline: Kingpins Show success in Amsterdam

By Vivian Hendriksz

25 Oct 2016


The sixth edition of denim boutique trade fair, Kingpins is about to take place in the European capital of denim: Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Taking place on October 26 and 27, 2016, on the Westergasterrein, this season sees sister trade show Why By Kingpins Show return once more, focusing on denim branding, innovation and sustainability . This season also sees Kingpins denim trend forecast and installation, as well as the third edition of the Global Denim Awards, the first award to shine spotlight on design, innovation and denim mills.

First founded in 2004, it has been three years since Kingpins'founder Andrew Olah first introduced his American sourcing event to the European market, which has continued to thrive and grow season after season. Scroll through our timeline below to learn all about Kingpins debut show in Amsterdam, denim insiders thoughts on sustainability, premium denim and the future of denim as well as the rise of Kingpins initiatives like Why and the Global Denim Awards.

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During the month of October, which sees Denim trade fair Kingpins and the Global Denim Awards taking place, FashionUnited focuses on Denim. For all our articles on Denim, click here.

Photo: Simon Trel Photography

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