The Thread Weekly is your best source for a quick debrief across the latest news, actions, events and happenings in web3 fashion, the open metaverse and beyond. It’s curated and published by DIGITALAX and the Global Designer Network.
Weave your way through the threads below to get all caught up on the culture from Nov 1st- 7th 2021.
Alexander Kurmanin tailored some awesome outfits for a Lady Gaga Bloody Mary fan based video. You can check out the awesome 3D digital fashion below!
Mutani.io, led by Shayli Harrison, was granted 50,000 Euros from the City of Antwerp to further build out their vision and develop digital processes for creating amazing game-ready fashion garments. This was in response to a wider call put out by the city to further support innovative fashion projects. It’s an amazing achievement, excellent news for Mutani and the future of metaverse fashion as a whole!
KALAU also released some BIG news with the FUTR E*SHCK collaborative creation coming out of Alterrage. FUTR E*SHCK combines digital fashion, eco-activism, and luxury design, with a goal to use URL to inspire IRL change.
E-waste, or electronic waste, encompasses electrical and electronic equipment that’s outdated, unwanted, or broken. That means everything from smartphones to end-of-life refrigerators. Basically, anything that runs on electricity that you’ve decided to get rid of. Globally, we only recycle 10% of our e-waste, a number that’s as shocking as it is depressing. As for the 90% we don’t recycle, it ends up getting landfilled, incinerated, or illegally traded.
Inspired to bring attention to this cause, Alterrage partnered with three motion graphic artists, NGHTWLK (Matthew Davies), YELLOSESAME (Jeffrey Huang), and MSISTEMA (Marc Ferrer) to build a world filled with larger than life, electronic-inspired scenes and fashion; paired with an informative call to action.
Some of the GDN members met IRL at NFT NYC— forget men in black, these ladies will define the new style without the need for memory wiping devices —with Di.Universe, Karina from Infinito, and Catherinetheworst.
Artem showed us how web3 fashion is really done— get red pilled & go all in or nothing. We salute you!
Wear 2 Earn— the fashion derivative of Play 2 Earn, where your in-game NFT skins become more than just a medium for self expression, but now also unlock yield, access and utility directly in game— got some time in the spotlight and was picked up by a well known Spanish gaming NFT Youtuber. Gaming x Fashion just got so much more global.
We also had new designers join us on-chain, where each was sent their official GDN Membership NFT to represent their first steps into the DAO and unlocking all the cool access and levels up that come with being part of the GDN and the amazing community surrounding web3 fashion.
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If any of you have any questions, queries or need help navigating the depths of web3 fashion, the open metaverse and more, let us know in the GDN or DIGITALAX discords! We are so excited for the journey ahead!
ENKI Digital Fashion! 😘😘😘❤️❤️
Make sure to follow her on twitter as we get ready for a week of awesome designer action!
This week Mae was the most active minter to the Fractional Garment Ownership material, pattern and texture on-chain open source libraries. Check out some of the cool mints below and view the rest on her designer profile!
The Meta Source Vaults are building out the directly accessible content x web3 value layer for all creators, designers and metaverse dwellers, so anyone can have the tools and resources they need to join this market and level up. See the vaults here.
Check out the latest Web3 Tailors Podcast where we sat down with Barbara Fontana Ozawa Eretikos Art! Barbara has been designing digital fashion since the very early days when digital fashion software applications were first launching, and since then she’s accumulated a wealth of rich experience particularly across leveraging digital to enhance what is possible IRL.
There are always more seats at the table in web3 fashion, join us for our next Twitter Spaces, Clubhouse event or other speaking engagements!
Attention to all GDN members, see below the top priorities and deadlines for this week and message in the discord if there are any questions or queries!
We couldn’t call ourselves a truly authentic web3 crypto community if we didn’t round out with some in-house designed degen style memes 😂… Enjoy…..😂
Any patronage of The Thread Weekly goes directly to the Global Designer Network Treasury and core GDN member writer for the week (70/30), for further growing out the infrastructure, community and market of web3 fashion, the open metaverse and more. For this week, the core writer was GDN member Emma-Jane MacKinnon-Lee.