Dolce&Gabbana breaks NFT fashion records with its debut NFT collection
Grossing a whopping 1885,73 Ether (Ethereum cryptocurrency), or US$7.1 million at current exchange rates, Dolce&Gabbana has set a new bar for the future of fashion non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The designer duo’s debut NFT collection, Collezione Genesi, saw a mix of nine digital and physical works inspired by the Venetian tradition of glass-making and the celebratory toast, as part of their Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria and Alto Gioielleria shows in Venice.
Taking full advantage of the infinite creative possibilities of the metaverse, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana adorned their pieces with gems inspired by real jewels that can no longer be found on earth, most notably in The Impossible Tiara. The digital-only tiara is crafted out of white gold and features a constellation of neon turquoise tourmalines crowned by a single 16-carat red emerald.
View Dolce&Gabbana’s Collezione Genesi on UNXD.
The Institute of Digital Fashion and the Circular Fashion Summit by Lablaco want to bring inclusivity to the metaverse
There’s a new fashion metaverse coming your way—and, with that, avatars and digital garments, of course. The Institute of Digital Fashion (IoDF) will be launching avatars and a digital-only VR capsule collection at the Circular Fashion Summit 2021 VR (CFS) by Lablaco, taking place from 9 to 12 December at the virtual Grand Palais Éphémère.
Launching on the Spin by Lablaco platform, IoDF and CFS will be launching inclusive avatars that provide representation for BIPOC, the queer community and those with disabilities. The IoDF X CFS 0.1 collection carries a range of gender-fluid and diverse digital garments, from pinstripe suits to puffer jackets and sheilas, a traditional headpiece worn by Muslim women, which can be used to dress your avatar.
Alongside the launch of the IoDF X CFS 0.1 collection and avatars, IoDF will be presenting its whitepaper ‘My Self, My Avatar, My Identity’, an exploration of diversity and inclusivity of the metaverse. It is part of their commitment to creating a safe and fair digital arena—the foundation concept of their upcoming digital capsule collection.
For more information on the Circular Fashion Summit, visit cfs.fashion.
Gentle Monster showcases Swipe LCD sunglasses at Mondogenius
Spanning five fashion capitals and racking up a collective 299 millions views worldwide, the Mondogenius show was a multi-dimensional digital and physical collaborative experience from Moncler. During the hour-long presentation, 11 short teaser films were aired, sharing a glimpse of Moncler Genius collections to come. Besides returning collaborators such as JW Anderson and Palm Angels, new partners including South Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster were also unveiled.
The term ‘swipe’ has become a mainstay in our daily vernacular. Gentle Monster taps into this concept with its Moncler Genius collection. As part of the ‘Swipe’ collection, the label will be launching ‘Swipe LCD’ sunglasses, which feature an LCD screen and built-in touch sensors along the left temple. Just as you would swipe across your smartphone to view the next page, these LCD screens can be swiped to reveal an array of Moncler + Gentle Monster logos and other motion graphics.
The full collection will be available from May 2022 at select Gentle Monster and Moncler stores.
DressX launches virtual jackets from Daichi Yamamoto and Mick Jenkins’s ‘Kill Me’ music video
Digital fashion store DressX staged the music video premiere of Daichi Yamamoto and Mick Jenkins’s new single ‘Kill Me’ at its flagship store in the virtual world of Decentraland.
In collaboration with record label Frank Renaissance, DressX has also launched a collection of virtual bomber jackets featured in the video, available to be worn digitally. Sport the new collection on your Decentraland avatar, or if you would like to share the look with your followers, the jackets can be fitted to you on a photograph or video. The digital jackets come in 4 colourways: OG, Rebellion, Rainbow and the special edition Metanari (Metajuku+Kaminari, or ‘thunder’ in Japanese).
The ‘Kill Me’ digital jackets are available at DressX in Decentraland until 3 November 2021.