Shortly after Kingpins has announced to cancel its October edition in Amsterdam, Turkish denim mill Calik Denim sent out a press release to inform about the postponement of the ‘Ever Evolving Talks’ due to COVID-19. The annual event was meant to happen 27 October, just a day before Kingpins trade show.
“We always put the health and safety of our clients first and we know flexibility is key to resilience. Given that the only certainty in this ever evolving global pandemic is that nothing is certain, it has been an easy decision to flex the date for this years ‘Every Evolving Talks by Calik Denim’,” says Fatih Doğan, general manager, Calik Denim.
The seminar/get together was inaugurated in October 2018 with the bold ambition of “changing the way the sector thinks about not only its material ‘denim’, but more widely the ‘Fashion Industry and business in general’,” as Calik Denim puts it.
The first event where concepts such as innovation, technology and sustainability were also covered along with fashion and denim trends guiding the future of the sector hosted experts such as Ken Segall of Apple, Matthew Drinkwater of London College of Fashion's Innovation Agency, Adriana Galijasevic of G-Star Raw, Roian Atwood of Wrangler and Matthew Williams of Alyx.
Last year’s October edition gave a stage to topics such as Blockchain system, consumption habits of generation Z and climate change discussed by speakers such as Gen Z expert Matt Britton, Jessi Baker of Provenance and NFL player and NASA astronaut Leland Devon Melvin.
The next edition of Ever Evolving Talks is scheduled for April 2021 in Amsterdam, again the day prior to Kingpins. The exact day still has to be announced.