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Elie Saab, Dolce & Gabbana, and More to Participate in the First-Ever Metaverse Fashion Week

Elie Saab, Dolce & Gabbana, and More to Participate in the First-Ever Metaverse Fashion Week

The Gold Glass Dress NFT designed by Dolce & Gabbana and constructed by UNXD, a digital marketplace. Photo: Courtesy of UNXD and Dolce & Gabbana
The first-ever Metaverse Fashion Week (MVFW22) and the world’s largest virtual fashion week was recently launched by Decentraland Events. Decentraland is a 3D virtual world that runs on the Eretheum blockchain. From March 24 to March 27, the virtual fashion week will showcase over 50 international brands and creators.
Estee Lauder, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, and Elie Saab are a few of the renowned brands participating in the virtual fashion week. Presenting their latest collections, designers are provided with the opportunity to dress avatars, straying away from the traditional fashion weeks in person. A milestone in the fashion industry, Decentraland’s MVFW22 introduces a new way of looking at and presenting fashion through AI and robots and what is termed as ‘phygital goods’, whereby physical and digital meet to produce a unique experience for users.
“Through MVFW22, we endeavor to broaden the horizon of what ‘metaverse’ means,” says Sam Hamilton, foundation creative director of Decentraland. “We just leveled up the playing field for the world of fashion and decreased the limitations. Even in the metaverse, you’ll be needing a ‘fit.’”
MVFW22 has a fashion district of its own that features inter-linked catwalks, panels, and galleries for the designers. There are also mini districts within, such as the Luxury Fashion District—presented by UNXD and Vogue Arabia—hosting a number of fashion houses, brands, and designers including Dolce & Gabbana. This also includes Boson Protocol, which mimics a boulevard of metaverse stores, allowing brands to sell luxury and physical goods in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs.)
By signing up for free, users can attend all MVFW events, but an Ethereum wallet is necessary for purchases. The exhilarating experience includes a lot more, as Decentraland has also organized after-parties, panels, and film screenings.
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Now, You Can Join the Vogue Arabia Universe at the First-Ever Metaverse Fashion Week

Now, You Can Join the Vogue Arabia Universe at the First-Ever Metaverse Fashion Week

The Gold Glass Dress NFT designed by Dolce & Gabbana and constructed by UNXD, a digital marketplace. Photo: Courtesy of UNXD and Dolce & Gabbana
The first-ever Metaverse Fashion Week (MVFW22) is here, and Vogue Arabia plays a special role in the first-of-its-kind virtual fashion event. Launched by Decentraland Events, a 3D virtual world that runs on the Eretheum blockchain, MVFW22 takes place from March 24 to March 27, and will showcase over 50 international brands and creators.

How can you have the complete Vogue Arabia experience at Metaverse Fashion Week?
Always at the forefront of fashion in the region, Vogue Arabia, it comes as no surprise, is also a part of Metaverse Fashion Week. The venue includes a fashion district which features inter-linked catwalks, panels, and galleries for the designers. Within these districts is the Luxury Fashion District, in which avid readers of the magazine can enter a Vogue Arabia universe.
Presented by both UNXD and Vogue Arabia, this section, created in celebration of our 5th anniversary, comes to life at the touch of a finger, taking visitors on a red carpet journey through some of Vogue Arabia’s milestone cover and shoot moments, from Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and more. Each striking visual unfolds to reveal a backstory you may not know, from the thought-process behind the powerful anniversary cover starring Huda Kattan, Nadine Njeim and Amina Muaddi, to special quotes from the likes of Halima Aden, Gigi Hadid, and royals including Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.
To add to that, the Vogue Arabia pop-up will also give fans and followers the full red carpet experience, allowing them to pose for the cameras in true celebrity style. Along with a number of fashion houses, this area also includes Boson Protocol, which mimics a boulevard of metaverse stores, allowing brands to sell luxury and physical goods in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs.)
What can you expect from the shows at MVFW 2022?
Estee Lauder, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, and Elie Saab are a few of the renowned brands participating in the virtual fashion week. Presenting their latest collections, designers are provided with the opportunity to dress avatars, straying away from the traditional fashion weeks in person. A milestone in the fashion industry, Decentraland’s MVFW22 introduces a new way of looking at and presenting fashion through AI and robots and what is termed as ‘phygital goods’, whereby physical and digital meet to produce a unique experience for users.
“Through MVFW22, we endeavor to broaden the horizon of what ‘metaverse’ means,” says Sam Hamilton, foundation creative director of Decentraland. “We just leveled up the playing field for the world of fashion and decreased the limitations. Even in the metaverse, you’ll be needing a ‘fit.’”
By signing up for free, users can attend all MVFW events, but an Ethereum wallet is necessary for purchases. The exhilarating experience includes a lot more, as Decentraland has also organized after-parties, panels, and film screenings.
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The 35 Best Modest Looks from Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022

The 35 Best Modest Looks from Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022

Milan Fashion Week came back strong after two years in the deep due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Making bold choices, participating designers played with the fall and winter season colors of black, brown, white, beige, blue, and silver/grey, creating an almost dark/light academia aesthetic. Standing out were Roberto Cavalli’s striking leopard patterns with draping suit jackets and majestic cape dresses, while Dolce & Gabbana made statements with headscarves paired with demure silhouettes in monochrome palettes. Versace embraced a similar mood, but with form-fitting shapes, and Jil Sander took on a more formal approach and offered a modest suit in yellow and a grey dress paired with white leather gloves.
Below, check out the 35 best modest looks spotted on the runways of Milan Fashion Week.
Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
Gucci. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Roberto Cavalli. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Max Mara. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Roberto Cavalli. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Alberta Ferretti. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Max Mara. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Roberto Cavalli. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Prada. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Alberta Ferretti. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Loro Piana. Photo: Courtesy of Loro Piana
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Courtesy of Fillipo Fior
Moschino. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Emporio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Max Mara. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
Fendi. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Giorgio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
Bottega Veneta. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Fendi. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Etro. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Jil Sander. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Gucci. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Prada. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Jil Sander. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Gucci. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Bottega. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Emporio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Giorgio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
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5 Things To know About Dolce Gabbana’s Metaversal Milan Fashion Week Fall 2022 Show

5 Things To know About Dolce Gabbana’s Metaversal Milan Fashion Week Fall 2022 Show

Dolce and Gabbana brought sexy back for autumn/winter 2022. Read on for the key takeaways from the show, below.

The show was inspired by all things sensual

The Dolce & Gabbana invitation arrived in a lacquered red box containing a suspender belt and stockings. “A fetish dream inside a box,” was how the designers described it via translators in an Italian conference on the morning of their show. Following last month’s men’s show, which imagined a trip into the metaverse, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana continued their study of the real and virtual. “We try to make the fantasy real. We do the inverse process. We normally take something that’s real and develop it as unreal, but in this case, we dream up an avatar and try to make it real,” Gabbana explained.

They evoked virtual reality through tailoring

Drawing on the visual language of video games, the designers employed tailoring to cut a graphic silhouette that didn’t just evoke the exaggerated shapes we associate with virtual reality, but exemplified the broadened shoulders and nipped-in waists that are taking this season’s runways by storm. On Dolce & Gabbana’s podium, said shoulder was either sloped or almost inflated-looking. It was the designers’ way of pushing reality to an extreme. “The challenge is to do something with tailoring that’s like a cartoon, challenging proportion and volume,” Dolce explained.

Innerwear was at the forefront

Living up to the promise of their invitation, the designers imbued their magnified silhouettes with memories of lingerie and garments from the boudoir, evoking through contrast fabric inserts the contour of a negligee or the curve of a brassiere. Playing with the filters of the metaverse, they layered outfits with transparent bodies worn either under or over bras, suspender belts and stockings, seductively veiling what they called “the fetish dream”. Towards the end of the collection, the ribbons of corsetry multiplied into tops and dresses cinched and tied from all angles; an unreal effect in itself.

Then, the metaverse really came to life

“Exploring new territories and experimenting always excite us and make us think,” Gabbana said. “The metaverse is something that doesn’t belong to our generation but we were so interested in discovering more about it and being able to speak to this new generation, showing our savoir-faire.” They demonstrated their expert craftsmanship to the max in otherworldly looks: puffer coats that covered the head like a video game character, patent dresses with over-dimensional gigot sleeves, and a curvy padded crop top and matching skirt that resembled balloons tied together.

It’s still all about real-life craftsmanship

With their Machine Gun Kelly soundtrack and articulated desire for exploring this elusive metaverse so specific to the new generations, Dolce and Gabbana are entirely transparent in their mission. This isn’t about assuming the esoteric knowledge of the youth, but about showing new generations of shoppers that what they know – artisanal excellence – can be used to amplify the dress codes of the digital era. At the end of the day, there is no such thing as the metaverse, because you can never touch and feel it. Age-old craftsmanship, on the other hand, is about as real as it gets. And as Dolce reminded us, “Instagram only exists if you have a life outside of it.”
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

Dolce & Gabbana is officially going fur-free

Dolce & Gabbana is officially going fur-free

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2021
Dolce & Gabbana and Moncler are the latest luxury brands to ban animal fur.Dolce & Gabbana will continue to collaborate with the fur artisans in its supply chain, incorporating more sustainable faux fur alternatives, as well as recycled materials, the Italian fashion house said in a statement today. The announcement was supported by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International.
“The entire fashion system has a significant social responsibility role that must be promoted and encouraged: we will integrate innovative materials into our collections and develop environmentally friendly production processes, while at the same time preserving artisans’ jobs and know-how otherwise in danger of fading,” group communication and marketing officer Fedele Usai said in a statement. “A more sustainable future can’t contemplate the use of animal fur.”
Moncler said it will stop sourcing fur in 2022, last week, as part of its work with Italian organization LAV, another representative of the Fur Free Alliance. The last collection to feature fur — including Moncler’s signature puffer jackets — will be Autumn/Winter 2023.
Momentum is building: German e-commerce retailer Mytheresa will no longer offer fur products from Spring/Summer 2022 onwards, and stopped buying exotic skins in Spring/Summer 2021. US retailer Neiman Marcus plans to phase out all fur products by early 2023, a move which includes closing its 22 fur departments across Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores. Outdoor brand Canada Goose plans to phase out fur by the end of 2022; and French conglomerate Kering went fur-free in September last year, with all collections to cease using animal fur from Autumn/Winter 2022 onwards, a pledge Gucci already took in 2017. “The world has changed, along with our clients, and luxury naturally needs to adapt to that,” CEO and chairman François-Henri Pinault said in a statement at the time.
Fur-free announcements often come after long-term engagement between luxury brands and animal welfare organizations.
“The amount of companies going fur-free in the last year is staggering,” says Humane Society fashion policy director PJ Smith. “The majority of luxury brands are fur-free now, with very few left selling fur. The elephant in the room is LVMH.” LVMH could not immediately be reached for comment. LVMH has its own animal-based raw materials sourcing charter, which commits to regulate sourcing of fur, leather, exotic leather, wool and feathers, traceability of origin and supply chains; and respect for workers, the environment and biodiversity throughout the different stages of each of the animal-based supply chains.
“There’s competition among brands now as to who is the best on animal welfare,” Smith continues. “Companies are starting to see that they can do well by doing good. They might ban fur first and take additional steps in the future, phasing out exotic skins, angora and down, while investing in next generation plant-based materials like mycelium.”
Originally published in Voguebusiness.com

25 of the Best Swimwear Pieces for Summer Days Ahead

25 of the Best Swimwear Pieces for Summer Days Ahead

With the temperatures rising and vacation plans (finally) underway, there’s no better time to update your swimwear wardrobe. From crochet to animal prints to sporty cut-out designs and retro-inspired one-pieces, brands have gone all-out this summer to offer a variety of styles, shapes and colors to suit you and your destination of choice.
SS21 swimwear is all about the details, with many designers taking their cue from the 70s and 90s to include bright neons, bohemian styles and one-shoulder cuts. Celebrities including Lizzo, Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid have already jumped on board with the latest trends and have been spotted rocking crochet, funky retro prints, cut-out swimsuits, preppy one-pieces and barely-there string bikinis.
Note the trends but remember, choosing the right color, style and shape for you is key: the only goal is to feel your very best in your body. We’ve rounded up 25 of our favorite pieces, for long beach days and lazy poolside lounging…
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8 of The Best Black Party Dresses You Need This Holiday Season

8 of The Best Black Party Dresses You Need This Holiday Season

Depending on which part of the world you call home, holiday parties may be heavily limited this year. Still, the need – scratch that, the necessity – to dress up and slap on a smile is greater than ever, if only to mark the end of the calamity that is/was 2020. While a metallic sparkle […]
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