There are two camps of virtual fashion: the fantastical, physics-defying pieces that can only exist online, and the digital twins of real apparel that resemble items you expect to see in a shop. Which will emerge as the defining trend of digital fashion?
Amidst rising sea levels, the island nation of Tuvalu is exploring digitising itself in the metaverse. Clovis McEvoy writes that it is one of many extended reality experiments that show how the future of the internet lies in connection and collaboration.
Yat Siu has a completely different vision for the metaverse to almost everyone else. And at the helm of an investment portfolio worth $5 billion, his perspective is as important as it is empowering.
There's no doubt that AI will transform Hollywood. But how will an industry built on the simulation of life grapple with its responsibility to 'the real' — and will it even bother?
After building a career in big tech, Bharat Krymo has become a prolific art collector and one of the most influential voices in web3. He speaks with Leo Naskau about what motivates him, why artists need a narrative, and how OnCyber is leveraging AI and the metaverse to create the experiential platform of the future. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
The second annual Metaverse Fashion Week event, set in Decentraland’s Luxury District, featured more than 60 brands, from iconic names like DKNY to smaller web3-native upstarts like DressX. While attendance went down, sales went up, and alarm bells signalling the start of the digital fashion era went off. Randy Ginsburg explores what the future of fashion holds and how we can expect to get there.
As Justin Melillo, co-founder of world-building platform Mona, puts it, “There are really big numbers spending more and more time inside headsets.” If society has ever been ready to explore art through the lens of technology, it’s now. Clovis McEvoy talks with the builders who are uniting creative communities and exploring the artistic metaverse.
Live performance is a $10bn industry that attracts 30 million concertgoers every year. Is the metaverse going to kill it? Clovis McEvoy talks with some of the best builders in extended reality about making concerts accessible, giving power back to artists, and creating opportunities limited only by imagination.