global denim awards
"After being selected for the Global Denim Awards the very first thing I did was Google the word Denim." – Tess van Zalinge
The third edition of Global Denim Awards, made possible by E3 Cotton, took place on October 26, 2016 in Amsterdam. Global Denim Awards is the world’s premier platform for future denim design, sustainability and craftsmanship.
Tess van Zalinge was partnered up with Knitdigo, a pioneering denim specialist from Taiwan. The match with Van Zalinge promised something truly innovative: “The work of Tess is chic and romantic. Because she uses aesthetics from lingerie, our team thought we could create a spark between soft and gentle garments like lingerie, and the rough and stylish nature of denim. In the process, we hope to broaden the vision of the denim industry as a whole.”
A capsule collection of 5 looks was made in the atelier in Amsterdam with the innovative knitted denim from Knitdigo. Craftsmanship, prints and folding techniques were keystone of this collection.
Photographer Peggy Kuijper shot the campaign image for the collection.
Catwalk photography by Team Peter Stigter.