The Kingpins Show New York SS2018

May 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Kingpins Show

For the past two days New York was the homebase of The Kingpins Show, an invitation-only, boutique denim sourcing show featuring a highly-edited selection of vendors. We were there to capture the event and the atmosphere. International denim heads, countless denim variations, a colorful art project and an outdoor after party that felt more like a summer festival; this was Kingpins NYC SS2018.

Denim Streetwear The Kingpins Show New York May 2016

What are they wearing during the international fashion weeks and events? A bespoke Denham, that vintage Levi’s or their latest Diesel jeans? During the year we refresh our streetwear posts irregularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: The Kingpins Show New York

The Kingpins Show New York

The past week Team peter Stigter was surrounded by denim-heads, from designers to producers and denim mills. All gathered in New York at The Kingpins Show to learn about new developments in denim. Next week we’re heading to Hong Kong, so stay tuned for another reportage.

Streetwear Amsterdam Denim Days Kingpins Show

All denim-lovers and -addicts are gathered in Amsterdam these days. Amsterdam has turned blue during the Amsterdam Denim Days. The Kingpins Show was the first in a series of events and shows.And of course we spotted all shades of blue.

The Kingpins Show Amsterdam 2015

For two days Amsterdam was the homebase for The Kingpins Show , an invitation-only, boutique denim sourcing show featuring a highly-edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills. The trade show acquired cult like status amongst denim professionals over the years. Kingpins grew into a platform a with biannual editions in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Kingpins is part of Amsterdam Denim Days. At the afterparty the official opening of Denim City was part of the event.

Amsterdam Denim Days 2015

© Peter Stigterlaunch presentatie Deim Days 2015

From left to right: James Veenhoff from House of Denim, Mariette Hoitink from HTNK and Lucel van den Hoeven from de Modefabriek.


This morning Amsterdam Denim Days kicked off by presenting their programme for the coming edition.From april 13 – 18 Amsterdam will be the centre of attention for the second time for all those with an indigo heart. The programme has something for denim lovers of every kind, from brands and makers to wearers and speakers. From style-setting devotees on the street to the greatest innovators in the industry, together they create the ultimate blue.
There will be a public programme of six days in the city centre, with the festival Blueprint at Westergasfabriek as the ultimate closing act. And for the professionals there is the Kingpinshow and seminars on april 15 and 16. You will find all the details online at Amsterdam Denim Days

Of course TPS will be there to report, so keep an eye on our blog, Facebook-page and Instagram.


Streetfashion KINGPINS Amsterdam

Where denim-pro’s and -addicts meet you’ll find denim streetwear. Take a look at what they wore at Kingpins Amsterdam.

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.

Amsterdam Denim Days 2014, Kingpins show

Finally Amsterdam has it’s own Denim event. And what an event it is! First the pro’s meet two days at the Kingpins show at the Gashouder in Amsterdam. At this trade-show Ddsigners, manufacturers and all kinds of denim-pro’s see the latest developments in fabric, finishing and production plus they will hear the latest trends from WGSN and Invista. It’s the first time Kingpins hits Amsterdam, but we cannot imagine it will be the last time in the denim-capital of Europe.

Kingpins has a cult status among professionals due to the quality of the exhibitors and inviting atmosphere combined with an exclusive admission policy.


See here the highlights.