Glitz and Innovation Converge at Cannes: The 2024 Digital Fashion & Crypto Awards

The highly anticipated Digital Fashion & Crypto Awards, held at a Secret Private Location in Cannes during the 77th Cannes Film Festival, were a resounding success. The event, curated by fashion tech and media entrepreneur Liliya Rogova Tippetts, founder of PORTERIUM Monaco 1st Wed3 Fashion, Design & Art Marketplace, alongside DIGITAL FASHION MAGAZINE, founded by the acclaimed Digital Fashion Diva & Visionaire, LAGANZA brought together industry luminaries and innovators for an evening of elegance, innovation, and luxury.

The event was made possible by KM Universe, a Dubai-based WEB3 entertainment company led by Dr. Jacques Durand. Julia Berisset, an international PR expert, played a pivotal role as a strategic partner, while Stephanie of AS Agency by TITEF managed the evening flawlessly. Glam Monte Carlo handled all beauty preparations for the event for glamorous allure. 

The Awards Ceremony celebrated nominees from diverse backgrounds, including international independent fashion brands, fashion influencers, blockchain and crypto icons, and pioneers in the metaverse industry. Notable guests included HM Queen Diambi Kabatusuila, celebrity Victoria Silvstedt, Hofit Golan, Alvaro Nunez and other  renowned personalities among international jury hailing from around the globe.

Among the winners across digital fashion, crypto, creatives, and entrepreneurs were internationally acclaimed nominees, with a few of them presented here.

Rebecca Setareh, an artist of international acclaim based in Miami, FL, secured the Excellence in Bronze Sculpture Award. The Artist seamlessly brings together rock and bronze in her captivating sculptures, challenging societal norms of categorization and segregation. With a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Belgium’s Institute des Beaux-Arts St. Luc and numerous accolades from global competitions, Rebecca’s work transcends traditional boundaries. Her bronze sculptures, characterized by fluid lines and juxtaposed materials, evoke a profound sense of harmony and balance, inviting viewers to contemplate the complexities of the human experience. Drawing from personal turning points, Rebecca imbues each piece with the weight of existence, symbolizing the union between human creation and the natural world. Her art is a testament to the enduring struggle and beauty of life itself.

The Winner of Crypto-Chic Numerology Award: Bridging Fashion and Personal Branding went to Olga Davis, a trailblazer in the fusion of numerology, investing, and fashion. With prestigious government diplomas in numerology, psychology, and law, and a track record as a successful investor in cryptocurrency and real estate, Olga seamlessly integrates ancient wisdom with modern ventures. Her background in top-tier management and law, coupled with her role as a dedicated mother and avid traveler, adds depth to her approach. Through her numerology practice, Olga illuminates pathways to financial success, including the exciting world of crypto investments. Join us in celebrating Olga Davis, a visionary bridging the realms of fashion, numerology, investments, and personal branding.

Colibra Polska claimed the Accessory Virtuoso and Accessory Designer of the Year Award for over 46 years of Polish high-quality jewelry craftsmanship. Colibra Polska isn’t just a jewelry brand; it’s the epitome of Polish jewelry craftsmanship and mastery delivering unique, high-quality jewelry that has earned acclaim both domestically and internationally. Each piece is handcrafted by skilled artisans, making them miniature works of art that radiate elegance and class. As a well-established brand, Colibra constantly follows the latest trends, drawing inspiration from art history and major fashion shows. Brand founders Wiesław Zwegrodzki and Sviatlana Zwegrodzka are true jewelry art enthusiasts, leading the brand with dedication and vision. 

Mary Radenkovic of Lavishly Appointed received the Green Fashion Icon Award for innovative recycled fabrics. Lavishly Appointed, a London-based brand helmed by the visionary Mary Radenkovic, seamlessly marries swimwear technology with iconic elegance. Crafted for discerning women seeking both style and substance, their range offers essential swimwear, innovative body adornments, and versatile loungewear, all meticulously designed with attention to detail. Embracing sustainability as a core value, their garments are made from premium recycled materials, and they champion environmental causes through initiatives like the ‘Save the Fish’ campaign. With a commitment to ethical manufacturing and equality, Lavishly Appointed isn’t just a fashion brand; it’s a lifestyle movement driving change with every elegant stitch.

Ashaeva Laila was recognised with Top Trendsetter Award as expert blonde stylist for fashion-forward looks. Laila is a distinguished certified top stylist in the hairdressing industry, dedicated to creating the best looks using cutting-edge coloring methods like Airtouch, Shatush, and Balayage Total Blonde. As the owner of the premium beauty salon L.A STUDIO in Nice, she has curated a team of experts, shaping trends rather than following them. Laila work consistently delights clients, highlighting their natural beauty with personalized flair. With over 20 years of experience, Laila is not only a master stylist but also a highly acclaimed blonde colorist, often gracing fashion runways and collaborating with fashion magazines for photo shoots.

Veronika Denissova, received the Social Impact Influencer Award for her anti-domestic violence work.  A former top model and winner of prestigious beauty pageants such as Mrs. Universe Top Model 2018, Mrs. Model Top of the World 2018, and Mrs. Universe Lithuania 2018, epitomizes elegance and philanthropy. Veronika supports Estonian orphanages and empowers children through conversations and local meetings. Her charity extends to vulnerable areas like nurseries and mentoring. Amidst her pursuits, Veronika finds joy in personal painting. Moreover, she emphasizes inner beauty through beauty contests. With aspirations in beauty salons and energy finance, Veronika epitomizes luxury intertwined with travel and entrepreneurship. Her multifaceted contributions resonate in the fashion industry and society, leaving an indelible mark of sophistication and social responsibility.

Alina Leshchynska Proudly accepted Award for Best Hair Extension Expert on the Fashion Runway.

Alina, a renowned expert and educator in hair extensions, with two decades of experience as a certified hairstylist catering to premium clientele. Founder of the esteemed “WOWHAIR” brand and the innovative beauty hub “,” Alina’s expertise has earned her acclaim throughout Monaco and the French Riviera. Trained by leading educators in Ukraine and Europe, she has become the go-to expert for luxurious hair transformations. Inspired by her clients and students, Alina has curated a team of professionals at “,” dedicated to making hair dreams a reality. Her exceptional extension technique is revered by celebrities along the scenic shores of the French Riviera, and she’s also collaborated with fashion runways, setting trends in the industry.

The guests were enthralled by TIORA’s groundbreaking performance, the world’s first laser Harp DJane show. TIORA, a half-human, half-avatar artist, effortlessly blends both the real and metaverse worlds, captivating the audience with her unique presence and talent. Laganza’s VSD Meta Couture wowed everyone with its fusion of physical and digital fashion. Miroslava Lisihun delivered an extraordinary belly dance, while KRIVETS, the metaverse singer, astonished the audience with her performance and ballet dancers.

The Star-Studded Collaboration Collection of the Year Award which went to Marli Dresses for its “Wild Life” capsule with celebrity Victoria Silvstedt, was showcased at the fashion show curated by Margo Pohosian of Margaux Model Agency.

The Digital Fashion & Crypto Awards, hosted by PORTERIUM & DFMag, partnered with esteemed media outlets, gaining global recognition and reaching over 40 billion readers through major platforms like Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, Forbes, L’Officiel, Grazia and others.

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