This past weekend, Decentraland hosted the Metaverse Fashion Week, or MVFW, a four-day digital fashion event that staged wearables on virtual runways, organized discussion panels, and housed shopping experiences. A lineup of both legacy luxury labels and digital brands participated, including Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Tommy Hilfiger, Estée Lauder, and Elie Saab.
Meanwhile, digital-native fashion houses Auroboros, DressX, and republique hosted immersive spaces and stores within specific fashion districts, designated by coordinates on a map. Just like New York Fashion Week events may take place across different boroughs of the city, so did Decentraland’s MVFW materialize across different districts.
Main venue for runway shows. Source: UNXD
Dolce & Gabbana puts on a literal catwalk
Dolce & Gabanna unveiled 20 full looks of Metaverse wearables that they specifically designed for the Metaverse Fashion Week. Playing on the term catwalk, they used cat-faced avatar models to showcase the collection. After the show, the full collection became viewable in an exclusive Dolce & Gabbana pop-up in Decentraland’s Luxury Fashion District, curated by luxury-focused marketplace UNXD. UNXD, as well as Vogue Arabia, were core partners of Decentraland in curating the traditional fashion brands at MVFW.
Recently, Dolce & Gabbana sold a series of NFTs for about $6 million as part of another collection co-created with UNXD. D&G’s next step into the metaverse is the launch of the DGFamily NFT Community, which intends to give members exclusive access to physical and digital drops and wearables. DGFamily holders will receive airdrops from this MVFW collection.
#DolceGabbana showcases at the First Metaverse Virtual Fashion Week hosted by @decentraland in partnership with @unxd_nft.
Enter the metaverse and explore the Dolce&Gabbana pop-up at https://t.co/intOw2lxfy pic.twitter.com/pjo7rn4BMQ
— Dolce & Gabbana (@dolcegabbana) March 25, 2022
Etro debuts upcoming collection on the runway
Etro, on the other hand, decided to preview a…