New York Denim Days NYFW FW19
Represented by The Callaway.
The second annual New York Denim Days took place Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 at Metropolitan Pavilion and featured some of the top brands in denim, new designers, vintage good and musical performances by Nikki Lane and Friends.
Title Sponsor TENCELTM branded fibers by Lenzing was on site with interactive displays and shop-in-shops stocked with a selection of garments using its fiber from top brands, including 3X1, Mavi, Reformation, Godfather of Denim and more.
New York Denim Days: NYFW FW19
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New York Denim Days Festival Highlights
+Denim Days Kick-Off
American Airlines and New York Denim Days welcomed more than 400 festival exhibitors and guests on Friday, Sept. 22 to kick-off the second annual festival. The event at Opry City Stage featured musical performances by headliner Nikki Lane, along with Edan Archer, Hugh Masterson and Daddy Long Legs. Specialty cocktails were provided by Stolen Spirits.
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+Denim Speaker Series
Denim Days welcomed a selection of speakers including designers, makers and innovators for a Denim Talks speaker series featuring Q&As, panels and lectures. The speaker sessions included “The Evolution of Denim + A Peek at the Future” with Jordan Nodarse of Reformation, Adriano Goldschmied of Genius group, Scott Morrison of 3×1 and Tricia Care of Tencel; as well as an influencer panel with Lamont Howard, Kim Geronimo, Alexandra Machover, Sarah Funk and Bryan Griffin.
+Denim Book Store // Denim Author Book Signings
Denim Days featured on-site book signings and a chance to meet-and-greet with denim authors including Amy Leverton (Denim Dudes, Denim: Street Style, Vintage, Obsession), Andrew Luecke (COOL: Style, Sound and Subversion), Peter Van Rhoon (Book of Denim Vol. 2), Doug Gunn and Roy Lucket (Worn x Kingpins, The Vintage Showroom: An Archive of Menswear) and Nick Williams (Denim Branded: Jeanswear’s Evolving Design Details).
+Atelier & Repairs Design Competition
Cult-favorite brand Atelier & Repairs is an initiative to eliminate the world’s excess, one stitch at a time. They have a mission to not create anything new, but instead transform what already exists. At the 2018 Denim Days, Atelier & Repairs challenged students of New York City’s Fashion High School to transform a $5 T-shirt into a garment of their own design. The winners were two young women from the high school, who received a mentorship by Atelier & Repairs creator Maurizo Donaldi.
+HUDSON presents GET LIT
GET LIT is an award-winning youth poetry organization including the most watched poets on the internet. The inspiring performance entitled “United Voices of Peace, a celebration of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace” was sponsored by HUDSON and featured students of the GET LIT program.
Popular women’s fashion brand Madewell represented a “Blue Jeans Go Green” initiative, where guests were invited to recycle old pairs of denim in exchange for $20 toward a new pair.
+Michael Strahan Brand Launch
Former NFL defensive end Michael Strahan continues his foray into the fashion industry with a new collection of denim, which celebrated its launch at New York Denim Days. The collection was inspired by the direction of casual fashion in the industry, and the line features quality products at an affordable price.
+Nikki Lane and Friends
Musician and vintage purveyor Nikki Lane took to the stage on Sunday, Sept. 23 for an exclusive show for Denim Days attendees. Along with her own performance, Nikki curated a day of music to close out the second annual New York Denim Days, including Hugh Masterson and Eden Archer. Throughout the festival, Nikki could be found at a booth representing her Nashville vintage shop, High Class Hillbilly.
About Denim Days Festival
New York Denim Days and Nashville Denim Days are based on Amsterdam Denim Days. The new editions will act as a spotlight on the global denim scene from completely New York and Nashville perspectives by uniting the denim community and consumers, addicts and aficionados, and brands and buyers to celebrate their unique denim passion. New York Denim Days and Nashville Denim Days are initiated by House of Denim and organized by Modefabriek in collaboration with Kingpins Show and the fashion recruitment & consultancy HTNK. www.denim-days.com