Digital Fashion & Crypto Awards: Cannes’ Dazzling Fusion of Innovation and Elegance

The Digital Fashion & Crypto Awards, a highlight of the 77th Cannes Film Festival, took place at an exclusive location in Cannes and was a resounding success. Led by fashion tech pioneer Liliya Rogova Tippetts, founder of PORTERIUM, and DIGITAL FASHION MAGAZINE’s LAGANZA, the event dazzled with elegance, innovation, and luxury, attracting industry leaders.

Strategic partner of the event was Julia Berisset, lifestyle influencer of nearly 1 ml followers and founder of a luxury PR agency on French Riviera while Glam Monte Carlo added a touch of glamour and seamless backstage beauty experience. 

The Awards Ceremony spotlighted a diverse array of nominees, from international independent fashion brands to influential figures in blockchain, crypto, and the metaverse. Esteemed guests such as HM Queen Diambi Kabatusuila, celebrity Victoria Silvstedt, Hofit Golan, and Alvaro Nunez graced the occasion, alongside an international jury of renowned personalities. 

Inspirational Presenter of Fashion and Crypto Awards was led by mesmerizing, truly  talented and elegant Monaco-based singer OLLA. Bursting onto the Monegasque stage just several  years ago, Internationally famous singer has swiftly ascended to become a beacon of style, profound lyrical depth, and irresistible allure and was able to attract  the high level Regency society love at the first sight. Honorable Beauty Queen with Mrs. Universe France 2018 title she attends all top level events as a singer. Her performances are breathtaking. Her iconic song “Monte Carlo” has been playing on a local radio stations since few years bringing to the Regency particular spirit of love to the culture, luxury and elegance! Today Olla had already released her album and hitting stages of high end events with new singles bringing unforgettable experience to every venue she steps in.

The red carpet Haute Cocktail Reception boasted spectacular performances, including the renowned TIORA (Half Human / Half Avatar) laser harp show. Following this, guests enjoyed a curated fashion show by the Monaco-based Marli Dresses X Victoria Silvstedt Collection, presented by Margaux Pogosian of Margaux MGMT, named the Top Modelling Agency on the French Riviera 2024. Additionally, the reception showcased a mesmerizing performance by Metaverse Singer KRIVETS and her ballet, a stunning physical and digital fashion show by VSD Meta Couture, and a captivating performance by the unique belly dancer Miroslava Lisihun.

The event recognized internationally acclaimed winners in digital fashion, crypto, creative arts, and entrepreneurship, highlighting several exceptional contribution here.

Star-Studded Collaboration Award went to Marli Dresses’ “Wild Life” capsule with celebrity Victoria Silvstedt epitomizing sophistication. Marli Dresses is Monaco based slow fashion brand embodies the epitome of elegance and allure. Started with classical slip dresses crafted with meticulous care from luxurious art silk and silk, these garments boast a delicate, gleaming structure, celebrating the beauty of the female form, empowering women to embrace their unique selves. The Wild Life Collection features skirts, wild life print caftans and all year around bodysuits. Marli Dresses redefine timeless elegance perfect for every woman’s essential wardrobe or for special occasion.

Philanthropic Fashion Icon Award was well deserved by American celebrity Keni Silva, a former model, philanthropist, and TV personality. Currently crafting a book on her high-profile divorce, she seeks to empower women by demystifying the process, transforming it from daunting to manageable. Certified as a divorce coach post-divorce, Keni champions the idea that divorce marks not an end, but a new beginning. Philanthropy underscores her life, from board memberships to active engagement with charities like COSF, Amfar, and Baby2Baby. With a fashion degree and a passion for the industry, Keni’s love for fashion extends beyond academia, infusing her daily life with style and creativity.

NGDesign took Rising Star Designer of the Year Award for redefining luxury leather goods with French elegance. Each creation blends exceptional quality, refined design, and impeccable craftsmanship of luxury bags, embodying sophistication and charm. NGdesign bags are far more than mere accessories; they embody a statement of style and elegance.

Adorned with an NGDesign handbag, stroll through bustling streets, making a bold statement of refined taste. Beyond fashion, NGDesign symbolizes a lifestyle of prestige, offering personalized service and sumptuous designs. Embrace a world where quality meets sustainability, supporting responsible fashion practices and a greener future. Each bag is a true masterpiece, designed to accompany you with class and sophistication on all your adventures. More than just a piece of art, it’s a piece of French craftsmanship history that you will carry with you!

Fashion Collaboration Excellence Award recognized Audrey Bouette Tiger. Audrey Bouette, a 26-year-old international top model from France, catapulted into the limelight after being discovered by Thomas Zeumer, the agent of supermodels Heidi Klum, Claudia Schiffer, and Eva Herzigova. Despite her economics degree, Audrey harbors a deep passion for cinema, having served as Amber Heard’s stunt double in “3 Days to Kill” and securing a role in “Transporter 4”. Her modeling career skyrocketed with campaigns for Aubade Paris, Dior, Cartier, and more, gracing covers of Elle, L’Officiel, and Maxim France. A TV host on C8, Audrey’s fashion flair and social media influence led to a collaboration with international brand “LemonLunar” for a spring/summer 2024 collection. Audrey’s brand collaborations extend to Aston Martin, Hublot, Givenchy Beauty, Victoria’s Secret France, and Sonia Rykiel, showcasing her multifaceted talent and influence in the fashion world.

The Fashion Model of the Year became Anamaria Bari, a distinguished nominee in the category of Model/Influencer. Crowned Miss Europe 2021 and achieving the title of Miss World Top Model 2022, Anamaria’s presence in the fashion industry is nothing short of remarkable. Beyond her accolades on the runway, she is the visionary founder of AC Elite Academy, empowering aspiring talents to thrive in the competitive world of fashion. With her unwavering dedication to excellence and passion for mentorship, Anamaria Bari exemplifies the epitome of grace, poise, and influence, earning her a well-deserved nomination.

The event honored VSD META COUTURE with the Best VSD Digital Fashion Academy of the Year award. VSD META COUTURE is an innovative PHYGITAL brand that crafts both physical and digital attire for the Metaverse. The brand also offers courses at its academy, aimed at shaping the next generation of digital fashion designers. LAGANZA, the visionary founder of VSD META COUTURE, truly embodies the title of Digital Fashion Diva, leading the way in merging traditional and digital fashion realms.

Elena Kugel took home Avante-Garde Fashion Model Award, for epitomizing lucrative entrepreneurship, artistry, and modeling, spanning generations and continents. With a Business Administration background, she excels in real estate while captivating international audiences as a model since her teens. Beyond the runway, Elena mentors women in communication, leveraging her experiences. As Solomatkina, she crafts high-value acrylic paintings, enriching global spaces. With ancestral ties to renowned artists and a familial entrepreneurial legacy, Elena embodies the power of diverse passions and cultural heritage. Her dynamic journey emphasizes the fusion of creativity and business acumen, inspiring others to pursue lucrative ventures across multifaceted careers.

The Digital Fashion & Crypto Awards by Porterium and DFMag celebrated innovation in fashion, cryptocurrency, and entrepreneurship, highlighting visionaries and pioneers shaping the digital era into a boundless future. The event not only recognized the achievements of those pushing the boundaries of technology and creativity but also set a precedent for future integration of digital advancements in traditional industries. By honoring those who excel in merging the physical and digital realms, the awards underscored the transformative potential of these innovations. As the industry continues to evolve, the event emphasized the importance of embracing new technologies and ideas to stay at the forefront of fashion and digital culture. This celebration of excellence serves as an inspiration for others to explore and expand the possibilities within the digital landscape, ensuring a future where innovation and tradition coexist harmoniously.

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