• 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.
Semi-tasteful, full-on noughties.
A semi-tasteful look at the clean, utility-style of the year 2000, with influences spanning both the pre and post years of the turn of the century. Think Posh n’ Becks circa 2002, vintage Calvin Klein adverts, the original UK garage scene and archival magazines such as The Face and i.D.
It’s like vintage Las Vegas, but more weird?
Glam rock, rodeo and vintage Las Vegas combine with oddball styling in this idiosyncratic story. Decorated surfaces, satins and metallics nod to glam decadence, while rich colour, rhinestones, studding and diamante reference Elvis, the Vegas years. Add in a dose of grimy, garage-band vibes and its the seasonal story we love to hate.
Blame it on the Internet - the kids just can’t choose.
The age of the internet unleashed a new generation who pick and mix their references and are loyal to none. A magpie-like approach to dressing fuses emo, grunge, rave, punk and indie, turning them into something new. In a less purist approach, ‘90s skate and streetwear are combined with tribal prints, dissected garments and up-sized silhouettes, for an anti-fashion take on sub-cultural style.
So extreme, dude. Retro utility gear and 90s hip-hop hit the slopes together.
The sports casual, dad attitude of previous seasons has evolved into something cooler, younger and more colourful. Inspired by extreme sports and mixed with iconic ‘90s streetwear pieces, this upbeat story pairs snow sports utility gear with upsized and baggy silhouettes, tech fabrics and hybrid garments.