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Kingpins24 Released Its Schedule—Here’s What to Check Out

The second iteration of Kingpins24 set for June 23-24, will provide the denim industry with a fresh set of digital content to help navigate—and establish—the new normal.

The digital trade show, presented by The NPD Group, just announced its program and lineup of speakers, which will include “Godfather of Denim” Adriano Goldschmied, Kingpins founder Andrew Olah, and United Nations Office for Partnerships chief of office Lucie Brigham, among others representing different aspects of the denim industry.

Highlights include “Circularity in Design,” an expert panel scheduled for June 23 at 10:00 a.m. EDT with Conscious Fashion Campaign founder Kerry Bannigan, Calik Denim product development engineer Cem Ozan Sari, Orta Anadolu sustainability specialist Sebla Onder, and denim designer and consultant Malin Ekengren.

Another expert panel will look at the future of Cradle to Cradle fabrics, and feature Artistic Milliners CEO Omer Ahmed, G-Star Raw denim and sustainability expert Adriana Galijasevic, Cradle to Cradle vice president for strategy and development Christina Raab, and Rivet editor Angela Velasquez, on June 23 at 11:27 a.m. EDT.

Viewers can learn about the future of retail in a panel with Sourcing Journal and Rivet president Edward Hertzman, Columbia Business School professor Mark Cohen, and NPD president of U.S. fashion apparel John Deputato, at 2:00 p.m. EDT on June 24.

The Kingpins24 event will also feature interviews with designers, including Trinidad Garcia III of Trinidad3 Jeans and Rivet on June 24 at 3:27 p.m. EDT.

On June 25, Denim Dudes’ Amy Leverton will present the complete Fall/Winter 2021 Kingpins Denim Trend Forecast at 9 a.m. EDT, 12 p.m. EDT and 3 p.m. EDT. Access to each screening of the F/W 2021 Trend film will cost $35 per person. There will also be an Instagram Live discussion on the Kingpins Show account at 4:15 p.m. EDT following the trend screening. The trend forecast can also be purchased for $250.

Denim trivia co-hosted by Rivet, where viewers can test their denim knowledge in between sessions, will air at different points throughout the event.

Livestream content runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m EDT on June 23 and 24. Content will be free of charge and available on-demand from June 23-July 7.

Kingpins24 first launched in April in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing in 3,500 livestream viewers and 10,000 visitors to the Kingpins website.