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Kingpins Amsterdam Street Style: Layer Up

The denim industry’s love for the product it makes was on display in the street style at Kingpins Amsterdam’s two-day run over Oct.19-20. 

Attendees showed up in their favorite time-worn pieces, Canadian tuxedos and selvedge jeans. 

Stepping out in multiple layers was the go-to solution to beat the city’s unpredictable fall weather. Jean jackets—ranging from tried-and-true Truckers, denim trenches and patchworked masterpieces to chore jackets and CFDA award-winning designer Gary Graham’s “upside-downable” cocoon-shaped jacket for Levi’s—piled over indigo knits and classic white tees. One attendee worn Ganni x Levi’s long dress open as a belted jacket. 

Head-to-toe ecru denim looks alluded to winter whites as a trend to watch, and scores of loose-fitting jeans underscored the industry-wide shift away from super-skinny silhouettes.   

Jeans were paired with colorful printed puffer coats, hooded sweatshirts, sports jerseys, baseball caps and Crocs, adding a relaxed and casual vibe. 

Personal style also shined through pieces decorated with custom laser prints, colorful stitching thread and homages to the late Queen Elizabeth II.