This was KINGPINS Amsterdam, october 2014.

For the second time Amsterdam was the capital of denim, by hosting The Kingpins Show. Kingpins started out in 2004 as a tiny denim supply chain show for denim pro’s tired of the mad scramble and soul-deadening crush of handshakes and “who are you’s?” and badge-checking at the huge, impersonal sourcing shows that dominate the industry.
The idea was: keep the exhibitor-list tight, invite only the best brands, serve tasty food, treat everyone like family and create an atmosphere that’s conducive for networking and relationship-building. It worked out pretty well.

The second edition in Amsterdam was a success. Also because of the first Global Denim Awards, won by Jonathan Christopher.

Global Denim Awards 2014

October 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items

The first Global Denim Awards are a fact. Last night at De Hallen in Amsterdam young designer Jonathan Christopher received the award/cheque worth  10.000 euro. The Global Denim Awards is an anual event that pairs the worlds premier denim mills with emerging designers. This year it were six designers: Stefano Ughetti, Gizem Turan, Jonathan Christopher, Fernanda Fernandes, Bhavesh Samji and Anneloes van Osselaer.

The collections were judged by a panel of international denim experts based on the merits of the design and innovative nature of the denim fabrications. The award – 10.000 euro – was made possible by e3, the winning designer also will have the collection displayed at the Kingpins shows around the world.

Jonathan Christopher presented a collection together with ITV and got his inspiration by nomads. His Nomadum collection gives a peek in the different worlds of nomads, the urban nomad wondering through the city but also the ones that go through rough terrain. Destroying the garments, and getting it dirty, collecting waste material and making it into something beautiful. Jonathan Christopher made it into a modern,  rough collection.