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the digital mindset for the future designer - an exclusive Digital Fashion Group Academy webinar in collaboration with Parsons N Ventures

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About the webinar

The Digital Fashion Group Academy and Parsons N Ventures joined together on Friday August 13, 2021, 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.

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Meet the webinar 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, 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.).

The next Digital Fashion 101 course will start on Monday November 01 and will end by Sunday December 12.

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