The New York Denim Days festival is coming and I’m so excited to be partnering with them to share more about their programming, and my love for all things denim. Held on June 8th and June 9th, the denim and shopping festival will feature a diverse mix of activations, brands and collaborations designed to spotlight the distinct and universal nature of indigo. Read on to check out more about the line-up below:
New York Denim Days Festival Highlights
Denim Talks Speaker Series presented by Advance Denim
June 8 + 9
The denim industry is full of inspiring people – from designers and makers to activists, renegades and innovators. Denim Days will welcome a selection of speakers from within these ranks for our Denim Talks speaker series featuring Q&As, panels and lectures. Full speaker roster to be announced shortly.
Denim Days Music
June 8 + 9
In a nod to the blue jean babies, the tiny dancers and those who can’t help but be tangled up in blue, New York Denim Days will present two days of diverse live music and entertainment. Full line-up and set times to be announced shortly.
Morning Yoga With Athleta
June 9, 10:30AM + 11:30AM
Join us on 18th Street for two sessions of alfresco yoga taught by Athleta’s in-house yoga instructors. The $10 sign-up fee includes participation in a yoga class, a free denim yoga mat and bag, plus an entrance ticket to New York Denim Days. Attendees must register to participate, as space is limited. Tickets available HERE and at www.denim-days.com.
Kids Fashion Show – “Our Future In Denim”
June 8, 3PM
We believe the children are our future. Join us to see mini denim lovers sporting the latest denim fashions from OshKosh B’gosh, Athleta Girl, Indi-Kids, Trico Fields and more. All looks will be shopable at New York Denim Days.
Rare Sneaker Exhibit
June 8 + 9
@Just4kicksdaily will be showcasing an exhibit of its rare collection of sneakers and bringing together a crew of sneaker customizers. Visit with famed customizer @bymalcolmgarret who will be on-site showing their work and available to take orders. Colchester will be available for purchase. Buyers will be offered the opportunity indigo dye their new sneakers with Sayaka, the Brooklyn-based indigo dyer, while supplies last.
Artistic Moments Throughout
Moon Heemin, graphic artist and 3D creator will be back to unveil his latest work presented by Artistic Milliners. The fabrics for the collaboration will be from Artistic Milliners’ recently launched “RESPECT: 100% Recycled Denim” Concept”.
Anna Weber, artist and denim designer will be showcasing her latest stop-motion art created specifically for Denim Days Festival. Her collection of thread art works previously featured in Sourcing Journal will also be on display at New York Denim Days.
Artist Shya Beth, known as The Denim Riderwill display a portion of her 18 life-size equine sculptures using recycled denim & Styrofoam as the primary media, with many smaller equine sculptures available for purchase as well as other denim inspired accessories and décor. This exhibit was designed to raise awareness of the struggle’s horses face today and proceeds from the purchases will benefit horse charities.
18thStreet Vintage Denim Market
June 9, 11AM – 5PM
A one-day street bazar with some of the very best vintage denim shopping, food, live entertainment, games, art and more.
The High School of Fashion Design Contest + Catwalk
June 9, 12PM
Students from the High School of Fashion Industries will be participating in a design contest and fashion show of this semester’s finest works. Each student re-purposed a denim jacket and will unveil their creation at Denim Days
New York Denim Days is an event for all ages. Tickets are $7 pre-sale and $10 at the door. Students and kids under 12 attend for free.
To register for any of the events or to purchase tickets, go to www.denim-days.com. Ticket holders will also receive discounted rides to and from the festival courtesy of LYFT by using code NYDD19.