AVATA and MAD Global are proud to welcome you to Picnic, a weekend celebration of digital fashion and art during London’s Fashion Week. Picnic aims to explore the rise of digital fashion with curated panel discussions, presentations and immersive digital fashion and art shows from an international selection of leading digital artists.
We are thrilled to bring together the world’s leading designers, artists and thought-leaders from the digital and web3 fashion and art space. We are so excited you are here to join us and take part in this historic moment.
Saturday | 17 09 2022 | 6pm - 11pm
Pre-picnic Party x Superficial Studio
Saturday 6pm - 11pm
Superficial Studio // @maworldgroup.art takes over Picnic for the evening on the 17th September from 6pm - 11pm at W1 Immersive. The evening will act as a pre-gathering to the all day Picnic event on the 18th. A great opportunity to get to know AVATA & MAD Global, immerse yourself in the incredible work of Superficial Studio and enjoy the sounds of deep house and delicious cocktails in the company of the web3 and digital fashion community in London.
W1 Studios (East London)
6-9 Timber Street
Sunday | 18 09 2022 | 11am - 11pm
WELCOME TO PICNIC
Join us to kick off the day of events with a networking session, get settled in and make sure you get a seat!
Picnic will have coffee, tea, pastries & fruit available to purchase, along with £10 Caribbean lunch boxes, delicious cocktails from The HighBallers and vegan offerings.
Enjoy a full day of back to back digital content, music, art and good sunday vbes.
Into the Metaverse
Steve Baltay is a remarkable 3D artist who delicately balances between being beautiful and grotesque, between being familiar and surreal, and between being logical and absurd. He was born in California and was interested in the artistry form of Claymation in his childhood years. Steven Baltay has re-invented motion graphics. He works in 3d renders, looping the most imaginative sequences to be seen on Instagram. His beautiful and complex 3d art challenges the space for 3d renders and brings the inner weird out in us all. From rubber to slime, he dominates these magical video loops.
How AR is changing the way we interact with Fashion + Art
James Joseph | Cybr Magazine
Enara Nazarova | Hype Partners
Paula Sello | Auroboros
Alissa Aulbelkova | Auroboros
Ziqi Xing | XTENDED iDENTiTY
Andreas Christidis, began his career as a self-taught Art Director and Digital 3D Artist with a life enveloped in 3D Colorful-art, representing & captivating Digital Fashion in its flare. He combines a variety of shapes, colors and tools to create visual intricacies of his own unique style. He is best known for his expression of strong digital cf by pushing the boundaries of digital art.
Denova is a 3D and VFX artist residing from London with over 13 years of experience. His attention to detail and passion for the art form has allowed him to seamlessly facilitate some of the worlds biggest videos, live performances and TV productions.
Faster fashion: Can digital clothes make a sustainable difference?
Moderator: Emily Shahaj | Gravity Layer
Stephy Fung | 3D Digital Artist
James Mack | Art Director / 3D Generalist
Regina Turbina | Co-founder and CEO at ARTISANT
Daniella Loftus | Founder & CEO DRAUP // Founder This Outfit Does Not Exist
Fashion Metaverses - Changing the face of Ecomm and Retail
Anthony Mcguire | Neustreet
Maryam Mazraei | Crowdmuse
Pauline Hohl | Unik Labs
Anastasiia Mala | DressX
Max Salzborn is a digital fashion designer and 3D motion graphics artist from Hamburg, Germany. The majority of his professional work revolves around product visualization, especially for clients in the fashion industry.
Tim Bret Day
Tim Bret Day began his career as a rock Photographer, but before long his head was turned by the bright lights and glamour of the Fashion industry. He honed his craft via commissions for iconic publications like The Face, Marie Claire and Elle. Through this his unique and distinctive style soon became, a much in demand, trademark.
He is represented by JG Contemporary.
Christos Lianopoulos or "Tookee", is a digital artist based in Athens, Greece. He creates art that is focused on the contrast between shapes, colours, textures & light. Much of his work contains the elements of harmony and balance but on the other hand some pieces are truly aggressive
Stephy Fung is a 3D digital fashion artist based in London. Her work frames vibrant colours and balanced composition, paying homage to her Chinese heritage and to also educate her audiences on the culture. Her designs have been a way to explore and express her British Chinese identity and she hopes to fuse modern techniques/cuts with traditional Chinese elements.
Future Positive are creating a new vision of the digital wardrobe for the Metaverse and exploring the intersection between fashion and technology to bring innovative and sustainable ways to redefine the future of fashion.
Future Positive Created by the fashion designers Nir Goeta and Rotem Goeta, married couple who graduated from Shenkar College of Design in Israel.
NEODLX, a synthetic brand made in the Metaverse for the Metaverse. Stablished by Pleid St. in 2022. Hype fashion, current culture, street art are the inspiration to create their pieces, halfway between reality and imagination.
Braw Haus is a visual powerhouse ! A Web3 agency & creative studio working at the forefront of digital art, NFTs, 3D Fashion and the Metaverse.
ZLU & Teresa Manzo
AVATA & MAD
CLOSING 30 MIN.
Dance and party with the team to celebrate an incredible day of shows and art.
Picnic is co-produced by MAD Global.
MAD Global is an Award winning 360 Innovation Focused Production Agency bridging Creative Ideas with Blockchain and Immersive Technologies, bringing projects to life in Web3, NFTS and the Metaverse IRL <> URL. With 15 years of creative and production experience working with brands and agencies worldwide, MAD Global provides End-to-end services from ideation, creative and strategy through to production and execution across platforms (Web2, Web3, IRL, URL).
Picnic is co-produced by AVATA.
Curators of the new.
Avata is fashion collections, immersive exhibitions and creative projects in collaboration with digital artists & brands.
An eclectic wonderland of designers from across the universe, a place to discover, collaborate and create.
Picnic marks the the first look at the AVATA phygital fashion collection, dropping on the 22 of October to a select 222 AVATA founding members.
Education in Digital Fashion + Art - Tools and Resources needed to drive Adoption
Ashwini Despande | Meta
Kristina Thiele | ArtsXR & associate lecturer at UAL CCW
Chris Follows | Co-founder at artsXR
Mimi Nguyen | Lecturer and PhD @ Imperial College London & CSM
Immersive Experiences -
The ever evolving way we consume Fashion & Art
Moderator: Miki Rishi | Artsect
Costas Kazantzis | Creative Technologist LFC
Kadine James | ImmersiveKIND
Damara Inglês | Fashion Media & Interactive Virtual Experiences
Eugene Golovanchuk, also known as Skeeva, began his career as a self-taught Art Director and Digital 3d Artist with a life enveloped in 3D dark-art surrealism, captivating in its cyberpunk flare. He combines a multitude of tools, shapes and colours to cultivate visual delicacies that lead to the invention of his own unique stylistic stamp within the digital art world. Eugene specialises in Digital Fashion, developing artist-owned concepts and recreating real world outfits digitally for global fashion labels.
The Immersive Kind is an online extended reality (XR) creative studio where artists can use emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and robotics.
HOL STUDIO X DQK3R
The Future of Media
Ciara Byrne | Conde Nast Innovation in conversation with Nick Knight | SHOWstudio
King Debs is a multimedia artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Debs draws his influences from his Tswana heritage and lived experiences as a child, born in Mafikeng and growing up in Tshwane (Pretoria). King Debs focuses primarily on African identity, scriptoria, handstyles, and indigenous ideographics. Debs has created a visual language to represent a futuristic version of South Africa.
ikon-1 is Nick Knight's first foray into the world of NFTs and the beginning of a new virtual chapter for SHOWstudio. 8,000 photorealistic avatars made in collaboration with Jazzelle —the model and Instagram star also known as @uglyworldwide — will be minted as NFTs that will act as a portal for owners to access a new era of beauty and style in the Metaverse. It will also be the key to discovering the latest Web 3.0 based projects from Nick Knight and SHOWstudio.
Jivomir is a designer and a visual artist, endlessly trying to foresee the future and reimagine it. He is obsessed with form and shape and a balance achieved both from symmetry and asymmetry. Creative Director / Designer Jivomir Domoustchiev Fashion Brand launched 2016 ongoing. Exploring Purity in Future Fashion Sculpture Design and expression through fashion Film and Fashion Photography. He is best known for working with vinyl to achieve a futuristic unapologetic limitless expression silhouette.
ARTISANT is a digital fashion WEB3 platform, where you can find curated fashion wearable drops and a marketplace with fashion collectable NFTs by talented artists.
ARTISANT focuses on curated metaverse web3 fashion collections created by the most prominent artists and designers from all around the world. Each curated collection is meant to go beyond with web3 metaverse utility.
The Fabricant is a decentralised digital-only couture house operating at the intersection of fashion, blockchain and gaming since 2018. Its virtual garments explore the concept of fluidity, both in their aesthetic and within the context of the digital environment, where self expression can exist beyond the fixed boundaries of fashion and gender in the physical world. Its recently launched co-creation platform The Fabricant Studio allows anyone to collaborate on digital-only collections, creating NFT garments to be worn and traded in the metaverse.
We live in a labyrinth of mirrors where algorithms only show us the reflection of our ego. This reflection, in the current paradigm of overexposure to social media, generates an increase in false proximity that only diminishes the tolerance we individuals have for otherness, for difference. At the same time, every step we take brings us closer to the next paradigm, where the limits between digital and physical realities are blurred under our feet.
Superficial is an art and design studio expanding fashion and culture into multi-dimensional digital realities. Alongside their studio practice they established the Virtual Fashion Archive—an online space bringing archival fashion into new virtual possibilities.
READY-TO-DOWNLOAD II: HAUTE COUTURE
James Mack is a 3D Artist, Art Director and Director specialising in mixing the physical and digital.