Incubate and accelerate – The week in review

Incubate and accelerate – The week in review
Photo by Wesley Tingey / Unsplash
The SEC is on the creep, and the IRS is tightening up its language around digital assets. To all the anons out there, stay cool, and HODL. In the digital fashion space expect splashes aplenty as the year ends. Farfetch has revamped and revved up their accelerator program. The Fabricant is doubling down on educational endeavors. The Gateway, a web3 metropolis powered by nft now, is being constructed. All eyes on Miami in November. These are the essential headlines in digital fashion+luxury for the week ending Friday, October 21, 2022.

Nylon posted a wonderful essay on the history of the pioneering game The Sims and how digital fashion has evolved in it over the years. We're not early, we're right on time! // Nylon

Farfetch has refigured their accelerator to focus on web3 startups. The Dream Assembly Base Camp is being organized in collaboration with Outlier Ventures. Seems like accelerators and incubators are the next wave. Read all about the first cohort. // Vogue Business

The Fabricant just opened The Fabricant Academy, a creative incubator for the web3 fashion industry. Workshops, conversations and many special guests planned. // Twitter

NFT.London is opening on November 3, 2022. Hosted by NFT.NYC, supported by Immutable. Check out the speakers on the fashion track. // NFT.London

Big things bubbling in Miami for Miami Art Week. NFT Now is developing The Gateway, a web3 metropolis that covers two IRL city blocks. RTFKT and 9dcc are among the digital fashion houses creating activations. Expect many more exciting announcements about this event in the weeks to come. // NFT Now

Fashion United posted a review of the screenwear exhibition at Design Museum Den Bosch. Watch this space. The Costume Institute will be circling soon! 👀 // Fashion United

A new trailer dropped for the mysterious RTFKT x RIMOWA collab. What are the two brands up to? // Twitter

The avatar collection Non-Fungible People has announced a partnership with DRESSX and Fame Lady Squad. Curious to see the results. // Twitter

BBC aired a report on the use of AI in avatar creation. The focus was Lalaland, a startup based in Amsterdam. // Youtube

Watch this panel on how AR is changing fashion. Recorded at the immersive event PICNIC in London, featuring Auroboros, CYBR and others. // Youtube

Whowle, 2022, courtesy of Harriet Davey and Design Museum Den Bosch
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