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    30 JUNE 2023
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    Digital Disruption: SYKY Unveils 10 Designers Redefining the Fashion Landscape

    In a world where technology is rapidly transforming every aspect of our lives, it comes as no surprise that the fashion industry is undergoing a digital revolution. Embracing this transformative shift, SYKY, the luxury digital fashion platform, has unveiled its visionary initiative, The SYKY Collective. With an emphasis on digital design, cutting-edge technology, and community empowerment, SYKY is set to shape the future of fashion by nurturing a new breed of designers who will redefine the boundaries of style and expression.

    A Bridge Between Digital and Physical Realms

    At RED-EYE metazine, we firmly believe that the future of the fashion industry lies in the seamless integration of digital and physical realms. This powerful combination presents unprecedented opportunities for innovation, accessibility, and inclusivity within the fashion landscape. Recognizing this potential, we are completely aligned with SYKY's mission to empower digital-native designers and provide them with the tools and support they need to thrive.

    The SYKY Collective: Decentralizing Luxury Fashion

    As a distinguished World Economic Forum 2023 Tech Pioneer, SYKY is at the forefront of bridging the gap between established luxury fashion and the digital realm. The SYKY Collective is a groundbreaking initiative that brings together 10 exceptional digital fashion designers from around the world. By challenging the status quo, fostering inclusivity, and nurturing diversity, the Collective aims to decentralize the luxury fashion industry and create a more dynamic and forward-thinking future in fashion.

    Incubating Digital Design Talent

    The selected designers will embark on a transformative year-long incubator program designed to elevate their digital design talent to new heights. Under the guidance of esteemed SYKY Mentors, the Collective will receive comprehensive training in brand building, scaling their businesses, and navigating the intricacies of the fashion industry. The stellar lineup of Mentors includes industry heavyweights such as Jonathan Bottomley, the CMO of Calvin Klein; the prestigious British Fashion Council; Mark Guiducci, the Creative Editorial Director at Vogue; blockchain innovator Megan Kaspar, founding member of Red DAO; Sabine Le Marchand, the Creative Director at Frosty; and the renowned best-selling author and leading authority on the Metaverse, Matthew Ball.

    The program is meticulously crafted to serve as a catalyst for business scalability, equipping designers with the essential tools to thrive in the digital age. With access to state-of-the-art digital design tools, participants are empowered to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. Moreover, the program offers an immersive exploration of web3 technology, enabling designers to navigate and harness its transformative potential in the fashion industry.

    Revolutionizing the Industry

    By investing in the growth and development of these exceptional designers, SYKY is paving the way for the emergence of revolutionary luxury fashion houses that embrace the digital realm. The designers within the SYKY Collective are poised to revolutionize the industry by pushing boundaries, exploring new possibilities, and redefining the concept of fashion as we know it.

    Meet the Pioneers of the SYKY Collective

    The SYKY Collective comprises a diverse group of 10 designers from 10 different countries, each bringing their unique perspective and innovative approach to digital fashion. Let's take a closer look at some of these visionary designers:

    Pet Liger, Vertex Love Heels 0.3 Concept
    Pet Liger, Vertex Love Heels 0.3 Concept

    1. Pet Liger, Cyprus: This breakout Web3 fashion house and design studio is disrupting the footwear industry. Their groundbreaking designs have already caught the attention of industry giants, including a feature in the Gucci Vault collaboration.

    Stephy Fung, Solar
    Stephy Fung, Solar

    2. Stephy Fung, United Kingdom: A digital fashion artist who skillfully combines contemporary fashion elements with her Chinese heritage. Stephy has collaborated with major brands such as Paco Rabanne, Jo Malone, and Snapchat, pushing the boundaries of digital expression.

    GlitchOfMind, 𝙴𝙲𝙻𝙴𝙲𝚃𝙸𝙲𝙰 (GLITCHERY Deity)
    GlitchOfMind, 𝙴𝙲𝙻𝙴𝙲𝚃𝙸𝙲𝙰 (GLITCHERY Deity)

    3. GlitchOfMind, Dominican Republic: A visual artist and photographer who pioneers garment designs by blending VR sculpting and AI for 3D avatars. Their work represents a fusion of art and technology, showcasing the limitless possibilities of digital fashion.

    Calvyn Dylin Justus, ‘Earth’ from the Psyche collection
    Calvyn Dylin Justus, ‘Earth’ from the Psyche collection

    4. Calvyn Dylin Justus, South Africa: A multimedia digital artist inspired by the movements of the natural world. Calvyn seeks to bridge these worlds through his stunning garments and artworks, creating a captivating synergy between nature and digital design.

    Taskin Goec
    Taskin Goec

    5. Taskin Goec, Germany: A mixed reality visionary with a flair for avant-garde phygital garments. Taskin's expertise in spatial computing allows him to create immersive experiences that merge the physical and digital realms in fashion.

    Fanrui Sun, Aura
    Fanrui Sun, Aura

    6. Fanrui Sun, China: A digital visual artist who draws inspiration from ultramodern aesthetics. Fanrui pushes the boundaries of textiles and fabrics in spatial environments, creating mesmerizing designs that challenge conventional notions of fashion.

    Nextberries, Lder design from the FW23/24 collection
    Nextberries, Lder design from the FW23/24 collection

    7. Nextberries, Nigeria: An elevated fashion house that skillfully combines heritage with technology. Their focus on designing unisex apparel for the metaverse showcases a forward-thinking approach to fashion in the digital age.

    Gustavo Toledo, Fae digital model
    Gustavo Toledo, Fae digital model

    8. Gustavo Toledo, Brazil: A 3D creative exploring the intersection of science, fashion, and art. Gustavo's work aims to make fashion more accessible and intersectional, highlighting the power of digital design in driving positive change.

    Felipe Fiallo, Luxury for Space
    Felipe Fiallo, Luxury for Space

    9. Felipe Fiallo, Italy: An eco-futurist footwear designer driven by implementing sustainable design principles in the footwear sector. Felipe's vision extends beyond aesthetics, emphasizing cradle-to-cradle practices for a more sustainable fashion industry.

    Jacquelyn Jade
    Jacquelyn Jade

    10. Jacquelyn Jade, USA: An immersive technology creator who brings artistic visions to life in augmented, virtual, and physical environments. Jacquelyn's work blurs the boundaries between reality and imagination, showcasing the transformative power of digital fashion experiences.

    The future of fashion is undeniably intertwined with the digital realm, and SYKY's groundbreaking initiative, The SYKY Collective, embodies this transformative vision. By nurturing digital design talent, harnessing cutting-edge technology, and fostering a community of forward-thinking designers, SYKY is shaping the future of fashion. With the support of esteemed mentors and access to comprehensive resources, the 10 designers of the SYKY Collective are poised to revolutionize the industry and launch the luxury fashion houses of tomorrow. Stay tuned as SYKY's inaugural class debuts their collections later this year, showcasing a new era of style, accessibility, and limitless creativity in the world of digital fashion.

    AI-Generated text edited by Gloria Maria Cappelletti, editor in chief, RED-EYE