Hernandez Moya Sebastian
Sep 3 2021
Kingpins has announced the cancellation of its event dedicated to denim this season, originally scheduled for December 6 and 7 in New York, due to the news related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“After careful consideration and with heavy hearts, we have decided to once again cancel another physical show due to the current pandemic situation,” Kingpins Show founder Andrew Olah said in a statement.
In particular, event organizers cited “rising infection rates, low vaccination rates globally, potential travel restrictions, and grim warnings from health officials” as the reasons behind their decision to cancel. the New York edition.
Kingpins also highlighted problems that include confinements and low vaccination rates in the denim-producing regions, since countries such as Egypt, Bangladesh, Vietnam, the territory of Taiwan, Pakistan, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Tunisia have vaccination levels of between 3% and 15%, according to the John Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center.
Faced with these issues, organizers said they preferred to cancel the fair, rather than risk not offering attendees the level of access and knowledge they expected from the event.
“The New York event would have marked two years between physical shows and we were eager to welcome the denim community to the United States,” explained Olah.
“We thought our classroom would be an ideal time to start the Christmas season, rejoicing in the belief that the pandemic was behind us,” he said.
Nonetheless, Kingpins was eager to point out that despite the cancellation of the New York event, its digital shows will run as scheduled, with Kingpins24 Global (formerly Amsterdam) scheduled for October 19-21, while Kingpins24 Latin America is scheduled for November 9 and 10.
In recent months, trade shows around the world have returned to physical events after the pandemic forced most shows to adopt online editions in 2020. At the end of June, Tranoï opened its doors in Paris, followed from “Fashion Rendez-Vous” by Première Vision, also in the French capital, and Pitti Uomo from Milan, at the beginning of July.
In the US, Première Vision New York made its physical comeback from July 20-21, while Première Vision Sport shows in Portland and Boston are now scheduled for September and October, after having been postponed from their dates. August originals.
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