ICYMI: A Wrap on Kingpins24 + Revolutionary Overalls
Hi Friends, How is everyone doing?
We’re on a sleep-deprived post-Kingpins24 high, so we’re feeling (oddly) pretty good.
The news cycle is still as relentless as ever with COVID-19 and industry updates that stop our heart. BUT we got such an incredible dose of community love via Kingpins24 that our spirits have been lifted and our outlook feels more hopeful.
Our exhibitors, industry partners and thought leaders, who are all isolated and stuck at home and dealing with their own crises, rallied to make content to share with our audience in a matter of days. Then, THOUSANDS of our peers, colleagues, clients and friends joined in – some waking up in the dead of night to watch our livestream, others using the magic of AppleTV to push hours of our livestream and on-demand content to their TVs (How did you watch Netflix, my dudes?!).
The sheer magnitude of the participation is humbling. Which isn’t to say Kingpins24 was perfect. We had our share of cock-ups and things we want to do differently next time, but we learned what we were hoping to learn: that this industry is hungry for connection; that we all still want to learn and communicate and debate; that we all want to see a new and better denim industry emerge from this moment. Also, that given a good enough wifi signal, we can count on our Kingpins family to meet us just about anywhere.
Kingpins24 wrapped up yesterday, but thanks to the level of interest and because we worked so hard on it, we’ll be leaving the site up for a few more days so anyone who missed it can poke around and catch up.
And, now that we’ve made our big debut as the first-ever online denim event, we’ve got more online events in the works. You can be the first to know our next step by signing up for the Kingpins24 mailing list HERE.
To everyone who joined us in any capacity: THANK YOU. We’re honored.