“It’s the end of the world as we know it (time I had some time alone) It’s the end of the world as we know it (time I had some time alone) It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (time I had some time alone)” —REM, It’s The End of The World
(sorry sorry sorry)
Hi friends, It’s been quite the week, month… year, amiright?! Hoping you and your family and colleagues are all safe and sound and taking good care.
As you may have heard, in response to the travel and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Kingpins has had to cancel our Hong Kong and Amsterdam shows, which isn’t the way we were hoping the S/S 2021 season would go.
BUT we’re working on a thing that hopefully we can announce soon that will take some of the sting out of not seeing all the denim community in person. Hint: we’re coming to you, in a manner of speaking. To stay in the loop, please register here or watch this space (your inbox) every Friday for the latest news.
We know we’re not the only ones trying to figure out how to do business and live life in this new (albeit temporary) reality. We have heard from a lot of our denim industry colleagues and friends about the challenges and hardships that the coronavirus has caused both personally and professionally. The good news is we’re seeing the innovation and creative problem-solving that we’ve come to associate with our blue-blooded community.
Kingpins likes to think of itself as a hub for the denim industry and we’re looking for ways to help keep us all connected, informed and inspired.
Key to achieving that goal is the new Kingpins website, which will debut (FINALLY!!!) on March 30. It will include industry news, show news, podcasts, trend content from Denim Dudes, street style galleries, store profiles, videos – the whole enchilada. Plus, every Friday we’ll be publishing a newsletter just like this one with a mix of must-see news and some fun stuff to help you start your weekend right.
Thanks and hang in there,
The Kingpins Team
But enough about us. Here’s a grab-bag of denim-related news and articles that we wanted to put on your radar. Keeping it short and sweet, because honestly, it’s been a long week: