LOS ANGELES — At the Kingpins textile show, denim designers benefited from heightened innovation among competitive textile mills that aimed to hit a variety of trends for fall 2012, including supreme softness, novel blends, colored denim and stretchy but strong fabric that has better recovery.
Held July 26 and 27 at a studio in an industrial corner of downtown Los Angeles, the semiannual expo gathered 28 mills and factories, which vied to build business with attendees such as Adriano Goldschmied, Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Taylor-Nash, and designers from J Brand, Bebe and other Southern California contemporary sportswear and premium denim brands.
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