Kingpins, the influential denim supply chain event, happened in Amsterdam this October, where they hosted conversations, workshops and seminars with guests from nearly 700 companies, from across 6 continents.
The WGSN Fashion team was on the ground to capture the key discussions and industry innovations presented at the event and today we highlight 5 denim trends S/S24, covered on our newly published Kingpins S/S 24 report.
What will the denim industry look like in 10 years
Nicole Ajimal, WGSN Fashion's Fabric and Sourcing Strategist, participated in the talk "Future Talent 2032" where she discussed with other industry experts how the denim market will look in 10 years time, from the talent pool to the changes that the last few years will bring to the industry.
From the discussion, they spoke about the importance of collaboration between the existing working generation and the new generation of students starting. Exploring how using mentoring and reverse-mentoring can help the new professionals coming in into the industry since there are things both can learn from each now that there are more innovative ways of working as we move into a digital world and better sustainable practices.
Other key topics discussed were versatility and adaptability. As we encounter so much unprecedented change within the world now is the time to think about how we need to proceed to guarantee we are showing empathy towards each other, with sustainability starting at the design stage and making sure that it is not only focused on the material but also the full process of denim development.
Kingpins - 5 Key Denim Trends S/S 242
#1 Dusted Browns
Natural dyes and low-impact over-dyeing give an earthy caste for sandy, desert-inspired browns
#2 Overworked craft
Handcrafted, heirloom denim with tactile threads and painterly colour to bring joy to the reworked for an expressive, DIY customisation
#3 Digital darks
The cross-overs of digital technology and utility combine for an alternative moody denim narrative for a futuristic look
#4 Sheeny lightness
Man-made cellulosics and lower-impact synthetics bring subtle sheen and drape to lightweight denim
#5 Classic workwear stripes
Classic workwear stripes take on a vintage, worn and faded character, paying homage to heritage indigo
WGSN subscribers can now read our full breakdown of the key trends presented at the event, and how they will impact product development for the denim industry, from our Kingpins S/S 24 report.
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