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DIGITAL FASHION DESIGN & THE METAVERSE

a series of exclusive webinars focused on the digital mindset for fashion designers and other fashion professionals

clip from "Fashion Design meets the Metaverse: the digital mindset for the future designer - Broadcast August 13 2021


About our webinars


The Digital Fashion Group Academy and Parsons N Ventures are presenting an exclusive series of live webinars focused on digital fashion design and the metaverse. The panel discusses new paths for fashion through digital design, virtual reality, gaming, NFTs, and other technologies, always from the perspective of the creator.

The "Digital Fashion Design & The Metaverse" series is part of the promotion of 'Digital Fashion 101', the certificate program from TDFG Academy and Parsons which introduces fashion designers and other fashion professionals to the digital mindset for the future of fashion. A limited number of places are available for each live webinar.


Our next webinar


"The Metaverse: Where Fashion & Gaming Collide"

Friday October 8 at 9AM NY/2PM London


The metaverse opens new opportunities for fashion designers in creative processes, aesthetics, culture, and the ownership of work. It is time for us, as fashion designers and fashion professionals, to understand the metaverse from within. We need to explore and embrace its unique culture, that started from the gaming industry, as it collides with fashion culture and its own symbols and signs.

Are we developing a future aesthetic in fashion for the metaverse? Or are we just reproducing things we have seen before?

And for whom are we creating? How do we ensure the relevance of our designs for longer than an ephemeral social media post and break out of our network bubbles?

Five key players engage in a conversation about the future of fashion and gaming in the metaverse.


Meet the participants


Our webinars are moderated by Dr Lívia Pinent, Digital Professor for Research at The Digital Fashion Group Academy, anthropologist (M.A.) and communications specialist (Ph.D.).


Alexis Arragon is the Managing Director at Skinvaders, a digital company driving brands across the multiple opportunities of the virtual space. He started his path in the tech industry 20 years ago, doing Computer Science studies to work in the game industry. Since then, Computer Graphics and visual aesthetics have been the motor of Arragon's career, joining the digital fashion field in November 2019.


William Easton is the Head of Futuregames, Sweden’s leading games education. He has been teaching for over 30 years in Universities in the USA, Canada, UK, Poland, Turkey and Sweden. For over six years he was Head of Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, and he has lectured worldwide on a range of topics within the field of communications. As a writer, he is the author of several books including his own award winning work on design education ‘Play’. Easton was English editor for two art magazines ‘Material’ in Sweden and ‘Mare Articum’ a pan-Baltic art journal. His own performances, films and art works have been shown extensively including exhibitions at the ICA in London, Bornholm Art Museum in Denmark, and as a curator he has presented numerous programs of art and design including exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.


Lui Iarocheski is Head of Marketing and Digital Fashion Innovation at PlatformE, and has a background in fashion design with 10+ years of experience within every aspect of the fashion industry. Lui founded his label IAROCHESKI back in 2013 and showcased collections in fashion weeks in Vienna, Vancouver, and Sao Paulo - being voted by L'Officiel Hommes as one of the top 5 menswear labels in Brazil. Today, Lui is the Head of Marketing and Digital Fashion Innovation at PlatformE and he is committed to the digitalization of the apparel industry working as an On-demand Fashion, Gaming and 3D Apparel ambassador. Next to digital creation and visualization, PlatformE is on a mission to end Fashion's overproduction problem by providing full circle Made-to-Order tech and strategy implementation to apparel businesses and processes.


Richard Hobbs is a veteran of the fashion industry and has been involved in all aspects of the business in which he has always strived to improve processes and results by the use of technology. In recent years this has involved the use of 3D design and now the application of blockchain technology with the result being bnv.me, the first fashion NFT auction house and marketplace that works with brands and designers to create enhanced virtual products and then take those products and brands into new digital realms.


Dani Loftus is the founder of This Outfit Does Not Exist, a platform bringing Digital Fashion to life. Combining her backgrounds in Fashion and Technology, Dani aims to educate the Fashion Industry about the ways Digital Fashion can and will disrupt. This Outfit Does Not Exist has been featured on a number of influential sites, such as Bloomberg, Nikkei and Maze. Dani is also the first partner and 'PolymXth' of leading Digital Fashion House The Fabricant, hosting weekly Clubhouse rooms with industry leaders from fashion, blockchain, and gaming, and authors monthly deep dives into The Wardrobe of The Metaverse.


register for the next webinar here

Those signing up for and attending this webinar are entitled to a 20% discount on the normal cost of the 6 unit course which is €2,500 (euros) plus applicable national and local taxes for your location. Following confirmed webinar attandance, you will receive a discount code that you can apply on checkout and payment for the next running of the course. The total cost of the course to you will be shown before checking out. You can leave the checkout process at any time without incurring cost.

The next course will start on Monday November 01 and will end by Sunday December 12.


Past Webinars


  • The Metaverse: where fashion & gaming collide - Broadcast October 8 2021

    The Digital Fashion Group Academy and Parsons N Ventures joined together for an exclusive live webinar "The Metaverse: where fashion & gaming collide", discussing new opportunities for fashion designers in creative processes, aesthetics, culture, and the ownership of work.

    It is time for us, as fashion designers and fashion professionals, to understand the metaverse from within. We need to explore and embrace its unique culture, that started from the gaming industry, as it collides with fashion culture and its own symbols and signs.

    "The Metaverse: where fashion & gaming collide" is part of the promotion of 'Digital Fashion 101', the certificate program from TDFG Academy and Parsons which introduces fashion designers and other fashion professionals to the digital mindset for the future of fashion.


    Meet our participants


    Alexis Arragon is the Managing Director at Skinvaders, a digital company driving brands across the multiple opportunities of the virtual space. He started his path in the tech industry 20 years ago, doing Computer Science studies to work in the game industry. Since then, Computer Graphics and visual aesthetics have been the motor of Arragon's career, joining the digital fashion field in November 2019.


    William Easton is the Head of Futuregames, Sweden’s leading games education. He has been teaching for over 30 years in Universities in the USA, Canada, UK, Poland, Turkey and Sweden. For over six years he was Head of Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, and he has lectured worldwide on a range of topics within the field of communications. As a writer, he is the author of several books including his own award winning work on design education ‘Play’. Easton was English editor for two art magazines ‘Material’ in Sweden and ‘Mare Articum’ a pan-Baltic art journal. His own performances, films and art works have been shown extensively including exhibitions at the ICA in London, Bornholm Art Museum in Denmark, and as a curator he has presented numerous programs of art and design including exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm.


    Lui Iarocheski is Head of Marketing and Digital Fashion Innovation at PlatformE, and has a background in fashion design with 10+ years of experience within every aspect of the fashion industry. Lui founded his label IAROCHESKI back in 2013 and showcased collections in fashion weeks in Vienna, Vancouver, and Sao Paulo - being voted by L'Officiel Hommes as one of the top 5 menswear labels in Brazil. Today, Lui is the Head of Marketing and Digital Fashion Innovation at PlatformE and he is committed to the digitalization of the apparel industry working as an On-demand Fashion, Gaming and 3D Apparel ambassador. Next to digital creation and visualization, PlatformE is on a mission to end Fashion's overproduction problem by providing full circle Made-to-Order tech and strategy implementation to apparel businesses and processes.


    Richard Hobbs is a veteran of the fashion industry and has been involved in all aspects of the business in which he has always strived to improve processes and results by the use of technology. In recent years this has involved the use of 3D design and now the application of blockchain technology with the result being bnv.me, the first fashion NFT auction house and marketplace that works with brands and designers to create enhanced virtual products and then take those products and brands into new digital realms.


    Dani Loftus is the founder of This Outfit Does Not Exist, a platform bringing Digital Fashion to life. Combining her backgrounds in Fashion and Technology, Dani aims to educate the Fashion Industry about the ways Digital Fashion can and will disrupt. This Outfit Does Not Exist has been featured on a number of influential sites, such as Bloomberg, Nikkei and Maze . Dani is also the first partner and 'PolymXth' of leading Digital Fashion House The Fabricant, hosting weekly Clubhouse rooms with industry leaders from fashion, blockchain, and gaming, and authors monthly deep dives into The Wardrobe of The Metaverse.


    The webinar was moderated by Dr Lívia Pinent, Digital Professor for Research at The Digital Fashion Group Academy, anthropologist (M.A.) and communications specialist (Ph.D.).

    access the recording of this webinar
  • Fashion Design meets the Metaverse: the digital mindset for the future designer - Broadcast August 13 2021

    The Digital Fashion Group Academy and Parsons N Ventures joined together for an exclusive live webinar "Fashion Design meets the Metaverse: the digital mindset for the future designer", discussing new paths for fashion through virtual reality, NFTs, and other technologies, from the perspective of the creator.

    "Fashion Design meets the Metaverse: the digital mindset for the future designer" is part of the promotion of 'Digital Fashion 101', the certificate program from TDFG Academy and Parsons which introduces fashion designers and other fashion professionals to the digital mindset for the future of fashion.


    Meet our participants


    Richard Hobbs is a veteran of the fashion industry and has been involved in all aspects of the business in which he has always strived to improve processes and results by the use of technology. In recent years this has involved the use of 3D design and now the application of blockchain technology with the result being bnv.me, the first fashion NFT auction house and marketplace that works with brands and designers to create enhanced virtual products and then take those products and brands into new digital realms.


    Dani Loftus is the founder of This Outfit Does Not Exist, a platform bringing Digital Fashion to life. Combining her backgrounds in Fashion and Technology, Dani aims to educate the Fashion Industry about the ways Digital Fashion can and will disrupt. This Outfit Does Not Exist has been featured on a number of influential sites, such as Bloomberg, Nikkei and Maze . Dani is also the first partner and 'PolymXth' of leading Digital Fashion House The Fabricant, hosting weekly Clubhouse rooms with industry leaders from fashion, blockchain, and gaming, and authors monthly deep dives into The Wardrobe of The Metaverse.


    Leslie Holden is a co-founder of The Digital Fashion Group. As Head of Fashion at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) and a member of the AMFI board for over 14 years, was responsible for the redevelopment of the international curricula focussing on digitalisation and sustainability in fashion. Instrumental in establishing the ground-breaking “Hypercraft” minor where students immerse themselves in the world of 3D Virtual designing, and the first AMFI Master award, MA Fashion Enterprise Creation, he grew the international recognition and standing of the school as a centre of excellence for fashion teaching and research.


    Sean Chiles is a co-founder of The Digital Fashion Group. As Head of Northumbria University School of Design London, developed and delivered a unique Master Qualification Programme Framework for Fashion and the Creative Industries, along with Degree level fashion programmes. He worked with Leslie Holden at AMFI to create the MA Fashion Enterprise Creation. He is an academic strategist experienced in innovative programme conceptualisation, validation and delivery, and an experienced lecturer, visiting professor, and External Examiner for MA and BA programmes in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, India and China.


    The webinar was moderated by Dr Lívia Pinent, Digital Professor for Research at The Digital Fashion Group Academy, anthropologist (M.A.) and communications specialist (Ph.D.).

    access the recording of this webinar

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