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Denim Days is Back in 2019!

Denim Days, the festival produced by denim industry insiders to connect denim professionals, designers and brands directly to denim consumers, has announced the dates of their three upcoming denim festivals in New York (June 8/9), Nashville (October 5/6) and Amsterdam (October 21-27).

New York Denim Days kicks off the festival calendar with a two-day event at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street) on June 8 and 9. As in past seasons, attendees will find a selection of brands, designers, artisans and vintage vendors as well as new activations and interactive installations from denim supply chain members, artists and more. A one-day outdoor vintage denim market on June 9 will shut down 18th street and feature live entertainment, food and activities for the whole family. TENCEL™ branded fibers by Lenzing return as the title sponsor of New York Denim Days.

Nashville Denim Days debuted to much acclaim in 2018 and returns to Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton Street) on October 5 and 6. The festival celebrates not only denim’s heritage and authenticity but also Nashville’s vibrant music scene, which quite literally took center stage at the inaugural Nashville Denim Days. Attendees at the upcoming edition will find a vibrant mix of denim and independent brands, vintage vendors and artisans as well as musical performances by local Nashville musicians and food from a selection of local eateries.

Amsterdam Denim Days – the one that started it all – will celebrate all things indigo with seven days of events, trade shows, activations and parties all over the city. The week-long Amsterdam Denim Days includes industry-only events such as the Kingpins Show Amsterdam, an invitation-only denim sourcing show and Kingpins Transformers, a day-long event promoting sustainability and corporate responsibility in denim, as well as a “City Center” program of in-store sales and parties at participating retailers. Denim Days Amsterdam culminates with the Denim Days Festival set for the last weekend of October.

Denim Days Festival will feature the best denim brands, seminars, installations, vintage treasure hunting, music, food and drinks, workshops and many more to explore.

To purchase tickets go to Denim Days Tickets.

“We have found that the Denim Days concept is the perfect vehicle to celebrate jeans and connect the industry to consumers in a vital and engaging manner,” said Andrew Olah, one of the Denim Days organizers and founder of Kingpins Show. “The idea of creating a space where brands, designers and industry insiders come together to commune, engage in discourse and inspire denim lovers is endlessly interesting to us. Denim Days is platform where consumers can buy a pair of jeans directly from the designer, attend a seminar about sustainability by an industry expert, experience a fun, interactive installation and then get their hands blue indigo dyeing a garment.”

Denim Days Global Schedule:

New York Denim Days
June 8-9: Denim Days Festival
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street
Tickets: $7 Pre-sale // $10 door
Students: Free with valid ID

June 9: Denim Days New York – Street Fair,
West 18th Street – between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.
Free Admission

Nashville Denim Days
October 5-6: Denim Days Nashville
Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton Street
Tickets: $7 Pre-sale // $10 door
Students: Free with valid ID

Amsterdam Denim Days
October 21-27: City Center Program
October 26-27: Denim Days Festival

About Denim Days Festival:
New York Denim Days and Nashville Denim Days are based on Amsterdam Denim Days. The new editions will act as a spotlight on the global denim scene from completely New York and Nashville perspectives – uniting the denim community and consumers, the addicts and aficionados, the brands and buyers, to celebrate its unique denim passion. New York Denim Days and Nashville Denim Days are initiated by House of Denim and organized by Modefabriek in collaboration with Kingpins Show. For more information, visit Denim-Days.com.

Nikki Lane

Nashville Entrepreneur Nikki Lane

While on a recent trip to Nashville, #HipNJ chatted with Music City singer/songwriter Nikki Lane! Not only is Lane an artist, but she’s also an entrepreneur! 

Lane wrote her first song at the age of 25, after a breakup and says becoming a songwriter was “one of the most selfish things” she’d ever done. During her early songwriting days, her main line of work involved working in fashion.

Once she got a record deal, she moved from NYC to Nashville, where she grew her music career and business, High Class Hillbilly. Lane explains that the road to success hasn’t been a clear and steady one, but because she persevered, she ended up where she is today.

Lane says, “Getting those no’s and getting those rejections in the field you want are just kind of pushing you to be more creative and a better version of the type of project you’re trying to do and so, just try little harder”. 

High Class Hillbilly is based in Nashville, TN. The items they sell are vintage, hand picked from places all over the US. The vintage boutique is filled with hats, vintage boots, fashion pieces, fun pieces and leather goods. 

Make sure you check them out to complete your favorite vintage look!

 

 

Using Vintage Pieces with C.R. Interior Designs

Vintage: yay or nay? Love it or hate it, there’s no doubt vintage pieces can add quite a bit of class and history to your décor. Here are some ways that Fig + Farro went 100% reclaimed, compliments of Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs:

  • Located in a former schoolhouse, Fig + Farro’s 6,000 square feet of dining space, along with a 3,000-square-foot prep kitchen in the basement, is furnished almost entirely with reclaimed items.
  • The emphasis on reused and recycled items—including rugs, dining chairs and tables, kitchen equipment, and accessories like antique door knockers—helps further the restaurant’s mission to fight climate change by reducing carbon footprints. 
  • Vintage pieces add a layer of history and texture new items cannot.

For more information, visit CaitlinRutkay.com.