• 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.
A sophisticated, sun-bleached, desert-inspired summer story.
The spotlight on the Middle East that drove last season’s fascination with re-worked Arabic typefaces further evolves this season to drive a more sophisticated, sun-bleached, desert-inspired summer story. Time-worn textiles marry with ultra-faded indigos, cementing this as the season’s true vintage denim theme. Explore authentic artisanal crafts and techniques including border prints, Islamic geometrics, hand-loomed blanket stripes and tufted surfaces.
The current workwear trend is reinvented for SS19, taking a more playful and artistic direction.
Inspiration comes from the golden era of American convenience: the 1950s. Retro service industry uniforms, corporate brand names, and a synthetic color palette meet the blank canvas of uniform dressing. This is an internet-inspired, generation Z take on practical hard work and the uniforms associated with it: mechanic’s coveralls, retro spread-collar shirts, clean, pressed pants and apron styling are updated with bootlegged branding logos, customized surfaces, hi-vis tapes and pastel trims.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more normal...
Drawing inspiration from the mundane, this story evolves from the anti-fashion movement epitomized by normcore and athleisure. Taking elements of last season’s youth-driven sports-casual styling and mixing it with sensible apparel, Denim Dads encompasses a look that references suburban middle-aged dad style. This is a story all about wardrobe essentials: the regular 5-pocket jean, the practical cagoule, the ugly sneaker, the blazer and the basic tee.
The Noughties is the new era everyone is drawing inspiration from, due to the recent obsession with near-nostalgia.
Maligned subcultures of the decade collide: emo-heroes such as Marilyn Manson and trash-fashion icons Paris Hilton and Ed Hardy mix with Y2K rave references to create a new subversive anti-cool look. Tap into musical genres of the era, including nu-metal, goth and grunge to influence both styling, detail and surface. Punked and deconstructed denim is paired with bootlegged metal typefaces and patches, S&M gothic detailing and grunge-inspired destroyed plaids.