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What’s Happening at Blueprint?

Denim brands and mills will share their vision for denim’s future with consumers at the 4th annual Blueprint Festival. The festival will close out Amsterdam Denim Days April 21-22 at Westergasfabriek.

Here’s a look at some of must-see events:

  • Hacked designer Alexander van Slobbe and second-year students of the Willem de Kooning Academy will showcase their “hacked” deadstock collection of Kings of Indigo denim at Blueprint.
  • Dyeing For A Change, a graduation project by Karlijne Opmeer, illustrates the possibilities of grown pigments and sustainable alternative to today’s polluting textile dyeing industry. The result: microbial color library produced by bacteria in a closed system with little water and energy.
  • Pauline van Dongen presents the possibility of weaving conductive yarns into denim fabric to obtain a level of intelligence enhancing the body in relation to its daily surroundings.
  • Soorty displays its Denim Active technologies by balancing an interactive slackline.
  • A capsule collaboration by Damien Ravn and Studio Corkinho with Woolmark and Berto Mills showcases how eool, indigo and cork complement each other in an organic way.
  • Discover a new sustainable denim collection for men and women based on WGSN Future Trends for Autumn/Winter 2017-18. The collection is designed and produced using the latest sustainable innovations.
  • Check out the winning looks of the Global Denim Awards 2016 Anbasja Blanken and ITV Denim and Roosmarijn Koster and Arvind.