Much noise was made this week about a report on the number of users – or lack thereof – on a certain metaverse platform with a unicorn valuation. A little perspective never hurts. Meanwhile, RTFKT continues to bloom with new collaborations and projects. Get caught up on the key headlines in digital fashion+luxury for the week ending Friday, October 14, 2022.
The inventive virtual store 10KTF Shop now has a IRL outpost where they will sell NFT-linked merch. Hybrid is the way! // NFT Evening
Brytehall has announced the top ten on their Fashion Forces 100 list. Congratulations to all who were recognized for their brilliance! // Brytehall
Zaptio, co-founder of RTFKT, featured in a wide-ranging video interview with Cointelegraph. // Youtube
In other RTFKT news, the digital streetwear house teased an upcoming collaboration with Rimowa. It comes in the form of a trailer set in space. // Twitter
CYBR magazine teased an artificial intelligence project. This following the news that RED DAO led a funding round for the metaverse publication. // Twitter
Red-Eye posted an interview with Tommy Hilfiger about his namesake brand's digital fashion exploits. // Red-Eye
Arianee has entered into a special partnership with Moncler to develop a NFT drop on the occasion of the brand's anniversary. // Twitter
The Vogue Meta-Ocean now has a curated NFT art collection. Dive in and explore the exhibition. // Twitter
Hot Topic launched a digital fashion collection on Roblox. Simple strategy – go where the daily users are! // NFT Evening
Printemps also joins the growing list of retailers dropping digital fashion collections. // Fashion Network
Tribute Brand launched a new project called Tribute Text. It's a curated archive of reading materials about major figures in fashion, with descriptions derived from Wikipedia entries. // Twitter
The Interline posted a fascinating longform essay on the metaverse's claims toward sustainability. Spoiler alert: we have a lot of work to do! // The Interline
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