Amy Leverton is very tired, but you wouldn’t know it talking to her. She just spent the last few weeks on the move; traveling from Italian denim mills to Amsterdam and now New York City where she’s hosting Kingpins “In the Know” trend forecast. And it is no wonder she was picked for the job. Not only does Amy have an expert vision of the upcoming S/S ’18 trends, she adds her flare to the tradeshow. Amy is buoyant and humorous, running around mills’ booths chatting with industry insiders and making last minute connections with foreign denim devotees.

For someone who’s been working non-stop for weeks, she certainly has a lot of energy. “I could have slept last night but I think I was too hyper to fall sleep. Maybe I’m jetlagged.”

Amy isn’t just known in the industry for her trend predictions. She is also a jean journalist. After the success of her first book Denim Dudes, which came out in 2015 and focuses on the stories and style of men who work in denim, Amy has been hard at work on the sequel Denim Dudettes. This time with Dudettes, Amy points the spotlight on women.

Read more at Carved in Blue.


This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL® and Lenzing Modal® to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit www.carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers.com.