September 2, 2021
Kingpins cited rising cases of COVID-19, travel restrictions to the U.S. and low vaccination rates in some denim-producing countries to its precautionary decision to cancel its first on-site show in two years. | Photo courtesy of Kingpins
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Originally scheduled to take place Dec. 6–7, Kingpins New York has been canceled, show producers announced Sept. 1. Citing a rise in COVID-19 infection rates, low vaccination on a global scale, potential travel restrictions and a bleak outlook from health experts, Kingpin’s organizers made the difficult decision to suspend the New York edition, which would have been the brand’s return to the show floor by hosting an on-site event for the first time in two years.