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 15th- 21st 2021.
Amando Claims Victory at the Monte Carlo Fashion Challenge
A massive congratulations to Richa Sharma- Amando, for winning the “Non-Fungible Star” Awarded by the Digital Fashion Forum for the Monte Carlo Fashion Challenge! What an achievement!
And.. to add some even more excitement to the mix…AmandaFML’s NFT collection “Monaco Space Racing Station” is dropping soon! 😱😱
Fashion x DAOs
Check out this cool mirror article from Phoebe Heess regarding DAOs and Fashion and what this killer combination sets out to disrupting— well, actually, it’s already disrupting everything as we speak. Niccceeee.
Alana Genesis Mirror Mint
Along with Alana’s realm spin up and announcement, she also just released her first mirror article and genesis NFT mint— an 11 edition birth certificate that represents allegiance to the realm and some future cool unlockables, access and utility 👀
I for one can’t wait to follow Alana’s story, understand more about life as a native web3 digi and see how she continues to evolve and shapeshift across the metaverse. Alana, you truly are one of a kind.
Make sure to pick up one of the editions before they are all gone!
Designer Realms and Web3 Patrons
Probably one of the most groundbreaking announcements and deep multi-industry disruptions for all of web3 fashion, the open metaverse and beyond.
Anyone that hoped they could pick a small niche chokepoint to fight over when up against siloed but highly capitalized markets with titanic web2 egos and ethics is starting to see the error of their thoughts and ways.
The real alpha is in enabling 1000's, 10's of thousands, ultimately millions of new designers and creators to become their own label, with their own markets, their own realms, fully metaverse ready, interoperable and making the most of web3 capital and network effects at scale.
Self sovereign, interconnected and decentralised.
Realms are completely permissionless— for designers, metaverse dwellers, and anyone wanting to pioneer this new market.
The digi’s of the metaverse are traversing the plains of the web3 realms. We announced the first 4 across Mona, Alana, Akuchi, Awelewa… with many more to come.
Eager to have one of these web3 digi models host your next virtual event? Or even have exclusive NFTs designed with them featured in it? Maybe you need a charismatic voice to explain what the heck is DeFi?!
Each of these digis will be spinning up their own realms direct to market, and you’ll have every opportunity very soon to start interacting with them and championing them on their journeys.
Welcome New Designers!
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.
AlmaKS is deeply passionate about the intersection of design and strategy. With an education both in traditional fashion design as well as marketing strategy she is equipped with the tools and the drive to empower talented creatives and collaborate on projects that will disrupt the traditional fashion value chain – because progressing towards positive change is at the core of her values. Now and Always.
I am a multidisciplinary designer and art director from Brazil. My work is focused on design and look development. With my creations, I aim to build beautiful and unique surreal worlds, looking for meaningful and eye catching visuals that tells a story, while gathering inspiration from nature, fashion, architecture and sci-fi influences. Using my graphic design roots to express myself, I'm curious-driven and passionate to search for harmony and balance between shapes and their interaction with the environments they're inserted into.
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!
Web3 Fashion DAO Governance Voting
DIGITALAX (Upcoming Voting)
There are currently active DIGITALAX Improvement Proposals (DIPs) on the DIGITALAX governance forum for commentary before they go live to Snapshot tomorrow.
DIP-009— Third vote for the luxury category in the indie Web3 Fashion index.
Make sure to follow Stan on twitter as we get ready for a week of awesome designer action!
Latest FGO Mints
This week MetaDesign went on a minting spree, bringing more of that open sauciness goodness to the FGO libraries. You can check out some of the mints below and view the full collection under Keeping Distance’s designer profile.
Top Web3 Fashion Meta Source Vault Contributors
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 Best of this Week’s Indie Web3 Fashion NFTs
Tales of Web3 Tailors Podcast | Track 9
Check out the latest Web3 Tailors Podcast where we sat down with Osumikat! Osumikat jumped into NFTs and Web3 this year and since then has fallen down the rabbit hole, becoming more and more full time immersed in the space— both as a core contributor to DAOs like the GDN, as well as picking up 3D softwares to design and create her own digital fashion garments.
DIGITALAX Discord event with KALAU & Alterrage. Tuesday November 23rd 10am PST.
Phoebe Heess Designer Realm Updates
DIGITALAX Discord event with Gabriel. Sunday November 28th 8pm CET.
Upcoming GDN Member Deadlines
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!
DCentralCon Miami Submitting Digital Fashion NFTs + Runway Pieces - Make sure to get both the AR filter source files (GLB FORMAT ONLY) and also the rendered designs in to be put into the Runway montage if you have not already.
HeatDAO Fashion x Dance collab— theme is Holy Mountain. Please fit the designs on the animation FBX provided before December 17th to then be passed back to the HeatDAO team for the next stages of the scene modeling and rendering. The A pose FBX should now be available.
GDN Purveyors— book your slot in the GDN public calendar for releasing your Thread Weekly iterations. First versions will be published live.
For all designers setting up their realms please refer to the latest 3 community calls on the subject matter for immediate next steps re release, content distribution and patron set up. Community calls here.
The Best of W3F Memes
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.
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