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2019 New York Denim Days Festival

Here’s What’s Happening at the 2019 New York Denim Days Festival

New York Denim Days (June 8/9), the denim and shopping focused two-day festival, will feature a diverse mix of activations, brands and collaborations designed to spotlight the distinct and universal nature of indigo. (GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!)

TENCEL™ branded fibers by Lenzing returns as New York Denim Days’ title sponsor. “We have developed some creative ways of displaying our theme, ‘Denim From the Ground Up,’ for this edition of New York Denim Days with an interactive display and several places for great photo-ops,” said Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development – Denim. “Together with our brand partners 3×1, Athleta, Garbage by Marta Goldschmied, and Triarchy, we will build the World of TENCEL™ Denim with styles to suit every consumer lifestyle. We are looking forward to an exciting weekend of festivities!”

A new addition to Denim Days Festival 2019 is one of the world’s most-recognized children’s clothing brands OshKosh B’gosh. Their signature style is grounded in denim, an optimistic color palette and an artful attention to detail. It’s clothing that nods to the brand’s roots while moving forward with the perfect balance of quality, value, fashion and kid-friendly style. Sizes 3M – 14.

“Our favorite outfits start with denim, which is why we are thrilled to be part of the Denim Days Festival 2019. From the World’s Best Overalls to the Best Jeans Ever, we’ve got a fit and style for every OshKosh B’gosh kid,” said Zia Taylor, VP OshKosh B’gosh Design.

NEW YORK DENIM DAYS FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

+ Denim Talks Speaker Series presented by Advance Denim
June 8 + 9
The denim industry is full of inspiring people – from designers and makers to activists, renegades and innovators. Denim Days will welcome a selection of speakers from within these ranks for our Denim Talks speaker series featuring Q&As, panels and lectures. Full speaker roster to be announced shortly.

+ Denim Days Music
June 8 + 9
In a nod to the blue jean babies, the tiny dancers and those who can’t help but be tangled up in blue, New York Denim Days will present two days of diverse live music and entertainment. Full line-up and set times to be announced shortly.

+ Morning Yoga With Athleta
June 9 // 10:30AM + 11:30AM
Join us on 18th Street for two sessions of alfresco yoga taught by Athleta’s in-house yoga instructors. The $10 sign-up fee includes participation in a yoga class, a free denim yoga mat and bag, plus an entrance ticket to New York Denim Days. Attendees must register to participate, as space is limited. Tickets available HERE and at www.denim-days.com.

+ Kids Fashion Show – “Our Future In Denim”
June 8 // 3PM
We believe the children are our future. Join us to see mini denim lovers sporting the latest denim fashions from OshKosh B’gosh, Athleta Girl, Indi-Kids, Trico Fields and more.

+ Rare Sneaker Exhibit
June 8 + 9
@Just4kicksdaily will be showcasing an exhibit of its rare collection of sneakers and bringing together a crew of sneaker customizers. Visit with famed customizers @bymalcolmgarret and @ceezemc, who will be on-site showing their work and available to take orders. Colchester and Vans will be available for purchase. Buyers will be offered the opportunity indigo dye their new sneakers with Sayaka, the Brooklyn-based indigo dyer, while supplies last.

+ Artistic Moments Throughout
Moon Heemin, graphic artist and 3D creator will be back to unveil his latest work presented by Artistic Milliners. The fabrics for the collaboration will be from Artistic Milliners’ recently launched “RESPECT: 100% Recycled Denim” concept.

Anna Weber, artist and denim designer will be showcasing her latest stop-motion art created specifically for Denim Days Festival. Her collection of thread art works previously featured in Sourcing Journal will also be on display at New York Denim Days.

Artist Shya Beth, known as The Denim Rider will display a portion of her 18 life-size equine sculptures using recycled denim & Styrofoam as the primary media, with many smaller equine sculptures available for purchase as well as other denim inspired accessories and décor. This exhibit was designed to raise awareness of the struggles horses face today and proceeds from the purchases will benefit horse charities.

+ 18th Street Vintage Denim Market
June 9 // 11AM – 5PM
A one-day street bazaar with some of the very best vintage denim shopping, food, live entertainment, games, art and more.

+ The High School of Fashion Design Contest + Catwalk
June 9 // 12PM
Students from the High School of Fashion Industries will be participating in a design contest and fashion show of this semester’s finest works. Each student re-purposed a denim jacket and will unveil their creation at Denim Days

New York Denim Days is an event for all ages. Tickets are $7 pre-sale and $10 at the door. Students and kids under 12 attend for free. To register for any of the events or to purchase tickets, go to www.denim-days.com. Ticket holders will also receive discounted rides to and from the festival courtesy of LYFT by using code NYDD19.

Get your tickets today at Denim-Days.com.

Kelly Wynne is Coming to Nordstrom

The newly imposed trend of clear handbags for sports fans and music-lovers is finally hitting the shelves. The designer announced that Nordstrom will be selling Kelly Wynne handbags beginning late July. It is currently the only clear handbag the retailer is carrying for fashionistas.

Kelly Wynne recently released the first ever backpack for the brand. It is clear with a removable flap that allows it to transition into a tote for easier access through security.

In addition, the brand offers customization for their clear handbags, so customers can purchase their team colors. Shoppers can choose from eight python prints including: black/grey and white, blue, navy, purple, red/navy, crimson/maroon, green, and orange.

“As a personal shopper of Nordstrom, it’s surreal to see my bags now carried here,” said Kelly Wynne Ferguson, CEO of Kelly Wynne. “We are excited for this new partnership and honored to be Nordstrom’s premiere choice for their customers for clear handbags. This opens up new distribution channels for our brand with one of the largest and most reputable retailers. We look forward to working with Nordstrom and know that our game day bags offer a ‘wynne-wynne’ opportunity.”

Looking ahead, Kelly Wynne will be launching her “Mirage” Fall collection this August that is inspired by the desert. It also has a deeper theme that calls out the facade many people live behind in today’s online world. Furthermore, the brand will offer over 50 new handbags with various python prints, all inspired by being authentic and being comfortable in one’s own skin. 

You can check out Kelly Wynne’s handbags here!

Kingpins Show Presents: Trend

#HipNJ had the pleasure of attending Kingpins exclusive fashion presentation in NYC, Denim Trends, for their S/S 2019 season! The event featured an installation of garments using in-season fabrics, and we were nothing short of impressed at all the gorgeous looks we could find!


A view of the simultaneously gorgeous & edgy setup.

Boutique Bazaar: The spotlight on the Middle East that drove last season’s fascination with re-worked Arabic typefaces further evolves this season to drive a more sophisticated, sun-bleached desert-inspired summer story. Time-worn textiles marry with ultra-faded indigos, cementing this as the season’s true vintage denim theme. Explore authentic artisanal crafts and techniques including border prints, Islamic geometric, hand-loomed blanket stripes & tufted surfaces.”

Shirt: Aruind, Pants: Cazik

Summer Goth: The Noughties is the new era everyone is drawing inspiration from, due to the recent obsession with the near-nostalgia. Maligned subcultures of the decade collide: emo-heroes such as Marilyn Manson & trash-fashion icons Paris Hilton and Ed Hardy mix with Y2K race references to create a new susubversive anti-cool look. Tap into musical genres of the era, including nu-metal, goth and grunge to influence both styling, detail and surface. Punched and deconstructed denim is paired with bootlegged metal typefaces and patches, S&M gothic detailing and grunge-inspired destroyed plaids.”

Our favorite presentation we came upon (among the many!) was by Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes.

Denim Dads: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more normal…Drawing inspiration from the mundane, this story evolves from the anti-fashion movement epitomized by norm core & athleisure. Taking elements of last season’s youth-driven sports-casual styling & mixing it with sensible apparel, Denim Dads encompasses a look that references suburban middle-aged dad style. This is a story all about wardrobe essentials: the regular 5-pocket jeans, the practical cagoule, the ugly sneaker, the blazer, and the basic tee.”

We definitely recommend perusing Kingpins’ website – you might find some inspiration!