Ian Berry X New York Denim Days by Ian Berry

credit | Lisa Kato

credit | Lisa Kato

Ian was asked to show his work at the inaugural New York Denim Days. It was a great event full of all things denim, and Ian's work was the welcome exhibit into this denim land within the heart on Manhattan. It was a great chance for many in the industry and those who love denim who have seen Ian's work online or in print for years, to see a real thing. The most common comment was how different it looked to how they had perceived.

In deed, Denimology wrote 'in “real” life this British artist is just amazing' and this is from someone who has written a few articles already on Ian without seeing it in person. Sportswear International who have also covered Ian's work a lot over the years said the event was 'showing the incredible life-like “paintings” he creates entirely from denim scraps'. Journalist Christopher Blomquist had seen a piece by Ian, also in New York three years previous with the Debbie Harry commission.

ian Berry New Yok Denim Days

Ian enjoyed the fair a lot and the interaction both with other exhibitors, the denim industry and also the public. It was great to show a 'art gallery' outside of an art gallery. Ian has been asked to write some reviews on some denim blogs so for now, we'll leave it there until those are published.

We look forward to the next denim days!

Denim Days Ian Berry 2017

Ian Berry to show at New York Denim Days 2017 by Ian Berry


Ian Berry will be one of the founding exhibitors of New York Denim Days. The new event launching after three years of the festival being in Amsterdam will now have a spin off in the Big Apple, on Sept. 29 – Oct. 1.

Ian was also at the inaugural Amsterdam event in 2014, and again in 2015 and is pleased to be a part of this new event after seeing it grow from strength to strength in Amsterdam. He is looking forward to seeing it with a New York spin in this the worlds greatest city.

New York’s first Denim Days, initiated by House of Denim and organized by Modefabriek is in collaboration with Kingpins Show.

“If I close my eyes to imagine the best denim event in the world, it would be here in NYC, where I live, and it would all be about cool brands with booths, run by people who care and are passionate aboutwhat they do—whether it’s indigo dyeing or repairing jeans, embroidering them or selling you their cool brands,” Andrew Olah, founder of the Kingpins Show and co-founder of New York Denim Days

Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes and Samuel Trotman of WGSN at the Amsterdam Denim Days 2014 with Ian Berry's News Stand.

Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes and Samuel Trotman of WGSN at the Amsterdam Denim Days 2014 with Ian Berry's News Stand.

While Ian has shown all over the states and will be in Miami in December, its only th second time his works can be seen in New York, for the artist who was named a top 30 artist under 30 in the world. His works need to be seen to beleived and we are glad we can now show a brand new audience at Denim Days new york.


More about the Fair
29 September — 01 October Metropolitan Pavillion
After three years of watching from afar as European denim geeks reveled in their indigo obsessions during Amsterdam Denim Days, American denimheads will finally get to do the same. New York Denim Days will bring the denim festival concept stateside.

New York Denim Days will connect denim insiders, designers and brands to denim consumers on the Denim Days festival.

This indigo-soaked two-day shopping event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea will include interactive displays, indigo dyeing workshops, new denim designers as well as established brands, and denim mills alongside in-store events, a vintage denim market, parties, DJ’s and panels – all geared to give consumers access to their denim heroes and heritage brands.

A one-day street bazaar will take place outside the Metropolitan Pavilion on October 1 and will include food, live entertainment, games, art, selfie stations, and more! This festival is for denim heads, fashionistas, foodies, families, tourists, teens, tweens, and of course, all New Yorkers who are true-blue denim lovers.

Ian Berry will show some of his Behind Closed Doors work to the New York Denim Days public

Ian Berry will show some of his Behind Closed Doors work to the New York Denim Days public


Sept. 29:

FIT Denim Talks (invite only)

Katie Murphy Amphitheater at FIT

227 West 27th Street


Sept 30 – Oct 1: Denim Days Festival
Metropolitan Pavilion|  125 West 18th Street

Oct. 1: Denim Days Street Festival

West 18th Street – between 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.


Passes to New York Denim Days are now available HERE

“Denim Days will be our Woodstock,”

said Adriano Goldschmied, the godfather of denim.