Alison A. Nieder

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Crash-Test Denim

DSM Dyneema has been working with denim mills to make a super-strong denim for performance markets like motorcycling and action sports.

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Sue Wong Launching Licensing

During a birthday celebration at her Los Feliz home, Sue Wong announced plans to begin licensing.

CFA Presents Scholarships at Annual Luncheon


The California Fashion Foundation, the charitable arm of the California Fashion Association, presented its annual scholarship awards at an April 21 luncheon at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.

Axis and Capsule Team Up for Events in L.A. and New York

Trade Shows

The Capsule and Axis trade shows both announced plans recently to launch events in Los Angeles, and now the two shows are joining forces at LA market as well as in New York.

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WHY by Kingpins Branding Show Debuts in Amsterdam

WHY by Kingpins

During the April 13–14 run of the Kingpins denim supply chain show in Amsterdam, organizers launched a new sister trade show focused on the branding side of the supply chain.

Kingpins Amsterdam Show Draws International Crowd

Trade Shows

Kingpins returned to Amsterdam for its fifth run at the Westergasfabriek, where the trade show bowed alongside a new branding show organized by Kingpins as well as a consumer event called Denim Days, which gives retailers, brands and textile mills a chance to meet with end consumers.

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Consumers and Trade Mix at Amsterdam Denim Days

Denim Days

After the Kingpins trade show wrapped up its two-day run in Amsterdam, textile representatives, designers and denimheads got a chance to celebrate their love of all things denim at Blueprint, a two-day festival held during Amsterdam Denim Days, a week-long, city-wide event featuring workshops, seminars, sales and parties.

Kingpins Heading to Miami

Trade Shows

Kingpins, the boutique denim trade show, has added a new venue to its lineup, which includes New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

UBM Advanstar Buying BJI Fashion, Taking MAGIC to Japan

Trade Shows

Trade show giant MAGIC is getting even larger. UBM Advanstar, parent company of MAGIC, Project, Pooltradeshow, Coterie and Intermezzo, will expand its trade show holdings with the acquisition of Business Journals Inc., which produces the MRket, Stitch, Accessories The Show and Fame trade shows. UBM Advanstar also struck a deal to take the MAGIC show to Japan in 2017.

Capsule Launching LA Show in October at the CMC

Trade Shows

The Capsule trade show is coming to Los Angeles.

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