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The fashion and jewelry industries are constantly evolving, and technology and the metaverse are playing an increasingly important role in shaping the future of these industries.
The talk "Unveiling the Latest Trends: How the Metaverse is Impacting the Fashion and Jewelry Industries” held on Feb. 17, 2023, offered a unique opportunity for industry professionals to gain insight into the latest trends and predictions for the fashion and jewelry worlds.
The metaverse, virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and web3 technologies are becoming increasingly popular tools for fashion and jewelry designers to showcase their collections. Virtual fashion shows and online marketplaces are becoming the norm, allowing for greater accessibility and reach for designers and consumers alike. Additionally, virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are being utilized in the retail space to give customers a more immersive shopping experience.
The use of technology in the fashion and jewelry industries is not just limited to the digital space. With the advancement of 3D printing and other technologies, designers are now able to create pieces that were previously impossible to produce, leading to more innovative and unique designs.
One of the key changes that technology is bringing to the fashion and jewelry industries is the democratization of design. With the rise of online marketplaces and the ability for individuals to create and sell their own designs, the industry is becoming more inclusive and diverse. Consumers are also becoming more empowered, able to customize their own pieces and have a greater say in the designs they purchase.
The panel talk has been moderated by Gloria Maria Cappelletti, Editor in Chief and Creative Director of RED-EYE Metazine, as well as Advisor and Partner at Circular Fashion System by lablaco and featured by special guests Alba Cappellieri, Full Professor of the Department of Design at Politecnico di Milano, and Israeli Jewelry Designer Ayala Bar.
Creative Director and Editorial Director of RED-EYE Metazine, as well as Advisor and Partner of lablaco's Circular Fashion System
Since 2009 Gloria Maria Cappelletti has built a reputation as a pioneer in digital art, and through her well-regarded namesake Gloria Maria Gallery, has shown and supported some of the most influential net artists of our generation. Agent and Producer for the International photographers agency Management Artists since 1999, she has been managing photographers and directors such as Steven Klein, Stephane Sednaoui and Daniel Sannwald to name a few. Gloria Maria is former Editor at Large and Creative Director of i-D Italy, covering research, brand strategy, fashion creative development, content distribution and activation worldwide. Curator of the Fashion Film Festival Milano since its first edition in 2014, Gloria Maria is currently Lecturer of Project Methodology of Visual Communication at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Executive Advisor and Partner at lablaco - Circular Fashion Summit as well as Editor in Chief and Creative Director of RED-EYE Metazine, the first Metaverse Magazine, focusing research and strategies on XR aesthetics for fashion and luxury in the Web3 landscape.
Full Professor Department of Design Politecnico di Milano, Director Museum of Jewellery Vicenza
Ph.D. is Full Professor of Design of Jewellery and Fashion Accessories at the Politecnico di Milano, where she is the Director of the International Master in Fashion Accessories Design, of the Master on Brand and Product Management at the Milano Fashion Institute (consortium of Bocconi, Politecnico and Cattolica universities). She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris, of the Gijs Bakker Foundation in Amsterdam and of the Fondazione Cologni in Milan. From 2013 to 2016 she taught Design Driven Innovation at the Stanford University. In 2017 she was appointed Ambassador of the Italian Design at Osaka, in 2018 at Sydney, in 2019 at Baku, in 2020 at Miami. From 2014 she is the Director of the Jewellery Museum in Vicenza, the only Italian museum exclusively dedicated to jewellery. She curated several International jewellery exhibitions and her last publications include “Van Cleef&Arpels: Time, Nature, Love“(Skira 2019), "Jewels of the twentieth century, from Art Nouveau to 3d Printing." (Skira, 2018), “Chains, jewellery in history, function and ornament” (Silvana 2018), “Brilliant” (Corraini 2016), “Jewellery a la Mode" (Corraini 2016), “Sentimental jewellery” (Marsilio 2014), “Italian design meets jewellery”(with M. Romanelli, Marsilio 2013).
Jewellery Israelian Designer
Ayala Bar was born in 1957 in Tel Aviv, where she lives and works, to a family of Afghan origin. She studied at "The Academy of the Arts" in Ramat Hasharon (Israel) and after a stint in the fashion world, she now concentrates exclusively on accessory design. Her work is based on passionate collecting of everyday objects beads, stones, fabrics, signs of the ordinary that her work transforms into the extraordinary. "Colour, material, detail: these are the three essential words to describe my style in a nutshell."