The world-renowned Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco is bringing his famous gowns to the Philippine Blockchain Week (PBW) for the country’s first Metaverse Fashion Gala.
The Gala is set to take place on September 18th at the Marriot Grand Ballroom, Newport World Resorts in Manila. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the World Wildlife Fund, which works to protect endangered species, and the Global Reskilling Movement, an international youth initiative to develop skills for the modern market.
Michael Cinco is one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. He is most known for his luxurious dresses and gowns, which have been worn by celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Rihanna, Steve Aoki, Mila Kunis, Britney Spears, Nick Jonas, and hundreds of others — including royalty from multiple countries.
Speaking about the Metaverse Fashion Gala, the designer said that “fashion has always been about redefining barriers.” He added, there’s no bigger barrier than taking what’s physical and making it digital.
The PBW is the country’s premiere blockchain and Web3 event, featuring speakers, entertainers, and thought leaders in Web3 from around the globe. It takes place from September 19th to 21st.
The first fashion Gala will take place in life as well as the metaverse. Collectors can see the signature Cinco pieces in person, and folks around the world can tune in to watch the runway models’ avatars sporting the same designs in the metaverse. Collectors can purchase their favorite pieces via an exclusive pre-sale, and the IRL gowns come with corresponding digital collectibles.
Chezka Gonzales, the convener of PBW, said that the event goes beyond technology to showcase “how blockchain technology can complement creative professionals“ who are at the top of their field. Tickets for the Michael Cinco Metaverse Fashion Gala include pre-show cocktails and a 5-course epicurean dinner. They are on sale now for the price of $380 a piece.
Metaverse Fashion Events Abound
For fans of Michael Cinco and Web3 fashion, the Metaverse Fashion Gala is exciting news. But Michael Cinco isn’t the only fashion designer or brand to embrace the digital. In fact, fashion has been extremely bullish on Web3. At Rarity Sniper, we’ve written dozens of articles in recent months about fashion in Web3. Here are some of the top headlines.
- Roblox Study Finds the ‘Future of Fashion is Digital’
- CFDA Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Metaverse Fashion Event
- Snapchat & H&M Team Up for Metaverse Fashion Filters
- Web3 Fashion Company Syky Raises $9.5M in Series A Round
- Decentraland Prepares For Its Annual Metaverse Fashion Week
- Nike Leads Fashion Brands with $185M in NFT Sales
At first glance, it seems odd that the fashion industry would be so bullish on Web3. After all, fashion has always existed very much in the real world. However, as people spend more time in digital worlds, owning fashionable digital attire to deck out their avatars appears to be of growing importance — and fashion brands are ready to take advantage.
Non-fungible tokens and the metaverse also let fashion brands link digital and physical products, as well as have virtual events that can be attended by people from all over the world. It’s likely Web3 and fashion will continue to collaborate and grow together. At Rarity Sniper, we’ll keep our eye on Michael Cinco’s Metaverse Fashion Gala and report back with any updates to the story.