• a multi-faceted trend service for the denim industry.
    a multi-faceted trend service for the denim industry.
  • talking trend: a daily denim trend presentation by amy leverton. every kingpins show, every season.
    talking trend: a daily denim trend presentation by amy leverton. every kingpins show, every season.
  • an installation of garments using in-season fabrics and forecasts live every season.
    an installation of garments using in-season fabrics and forecasts live every season.
  • a comprehensive denim forecast - relevant fabrics, trims, research & inspirations. available at shows & online.
    a comprehensive denim forecast - relevant fabrics, trims, research & inspirations. available at shows & online.
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Kingpins Trend: A New Multi-Faceted Approach to Denim Forecasting Kingpins Trend gives you three ways to get your denim trend information and inspiration: At our free daily trend presentations – produced and edited by Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes - during EVERY Kingpins Show, worldwide; In a gorgeous garment installation on EVERY Kingpins show floor, where Kingpins exhibitors have used their in-season fabrics and offerings to bring the Kingpins Trend forecast to life – shop for fabric, get design ideas; A for-purchase comprehensive forecast that includes exclusive content, professional photography of every garment and fabric featured in our Garment Installation, research and inspiration materials – the works.

Kingpins Trend is a collaboration with Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes.
"As if". The ‘90s are back, but this time without the cool bits and opting for the anti-fashion of everyday-wear.
Vintage and customized denim combines with everyday sportswear items and an art-school eccentric spin to create a new tribe of creative youth. Focus on awkward silhouettes, thrifted ‘90s vintage and DIY cultures.
The post-normcore generation are homing-in on an anti-fashion, working-class aesthetic.
Itching for a fight. Driven by an emerging new breed of subversive, ironic labels, the post-normcore generation are homing-in on an anti-fashion, working-class aesthetic. Jaded and prone to code-switching among genres and subcultures, today’s youth pick and choose from skate, soccer, punk and indie references without loyalty to authenticity or lifestyle.
Heritage, but high-fashion.
Workwear detailing evolved from its core roots in ‘40s workwear, through into a more streetwear-driven aesthetic last season before finally being claimed by the runway for F/W 2018. This has led to exaggerated silhouettes, offbeat proportions, manipulated seam detailing and a collection of re-engineered classic jeanswear items. Strong contrast top-stitching now emphasizes the more extreme styling of the fashion world. Add runway-ready fabrics (silk, velvet, satin) and the latest technical advances in denim and the post-denim trend comes into focus: clean and minimal with an emphasis on construction and silhouette.
Denim dandy meets matador meets mid-century playboy.
Spurred on by the breakdown of global divides, classic Americana is seen through the lens of emerging and established nationalities. Tapping Latin, Asian, African and Indonesian flavors, this fashion-driven take on Western vintage drips with rich fabrics, embellishments and a darkened color palette.