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Crypto.com Joins lablaco’s SPIN at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées as the Official Crypto Payment Partner for their Upcoming Meta Retail Exhibition

From 4 – 26 January 2023, SPIN, the leading Web3 phygital metaverse for fashion, art, and architecture will present Web3 Fashion • The Origin Story, a meta retail exhibition at Galeries Lafayette Champs Elysées. Visitors will be able to use their cryptocurrencies to purchase phygital NFTs and other goods on SPIN, using Crypto.com Pay.

Jan 16, 2023

January 16, 2023 – Crypto.com, is joining ranks with lablaco’s SPIN, the Web3 phygital metaverse platform for fashion, art, and architecture and Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris’s most iconic store, to launch a meta retail exhibition. Titled Web3 Fashion • The Origin Story, the activation will take over the whole of the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées atrium area.

The exhibition is a three part immersive extended reality experience. Throughout three stages, guests are taken through the journey of fashion waste birth and how it is reused and recycled in Web3 with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The journey is constructed from upcycled materials and culminates in a virtual reality display of phygital wearable NFT works curated by CFS HUB available for try-on and purchase.

In continuation of the annual CFS HUB, supported by Kering with their Materials Innovation Lab, lablaco is connecting pioneering technology innovators with designers of the future, to accelerate the transition to fashion digitization and circularity. They will collaborate In piloting sustainable and circular IoT (Internet of Things) products, which will be available to explore and purchase both physically and digitally in the form of phygital NFTs via AR and VR technologies. 

Guests will have the opportunity explore an exclusive immersive experience of the CFS HUB in VR and AR via SPIN at Web3 Fashion • The Origin Story at the physical location of Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées. All purchases at the exhibition will be accessible using cryptocurrency with official partner Crypto.com, the world’s fastest-growing platform of its kind. 

This collaboration demonstrates the shared commitment of Crypto.com and of lablaco to action that benefits the environment drawing on innovative technologies.

“Providing more ways for consumers to engage with cryptos while also supporting the development of the Web3 ecosystem is central to our vision at Crypto.com,” said Eric Anziani, President and Chief Operating Officer of Crypto.com. “We are excited to partner with lablaco’s SPIN in bringing this exhibition to life and at an incredible venue in Paris.”

With the application of SPIN, customers can discover each product’s timeline, which is authentically traced on the blockchain and connected via the SPIN exclusive IoT label printer. The technology prints unique QR-code fabric labels that are sewn onto each garment at the manufacturing level. Using any smartphone, customers can easily scan the code to visualize the item’s journey, impact, and ownership via AR (with their phones) and VR (with Meta Quest headsets). Customers receive digital ownership of the 3D digital twins of the garments that unlock made-to-order purchases of their physical counterparts, using fiat currencies or cryptocurrencies via Crypto.com. 

Collaborative and circular IoT products, realized by the innovation and design partnerships, will be available to explore and purchase both physically and digitally in the form of phygital NFTs via augmented reality) and virtual reality technologies. Crypto.com users will also have the opportunity to receive exclusive access to the exhibited phygital NFTs.

Together, SPIN by lablaco, Galeries Lafayette Champs Elysées, and Crypto.com are activating the future of Web3 circular retail models. The phygital exhibition activates transparency and user ownership as well as displays the practical usage of VR and AR technology. 

CFS, aka Circular Fashion System, is the Web3 hub to fashion, science, and culture. Through three major touchpoints: media, events, and consulting, CFS is forging the Web3 circular fashion system for the next-gen community. Connecting a global network of fashion industry key stakeholders, CFS fosters sustainable growth by activating results-driven goals with innovative solutions to its biggest challenges: waste, inequality, and cultural disconnect. CFS Summit is the world’s largest annual fashion VR gathering, on the Paris Fashion Week agenda, hosted at the digital twin of the Grand Palais in SPIN VR, activating collaborative goals to accelerate the transition to a digitized circular economy.

lablaco is the leading Web3 circular fashion ecosystem, connecting stakeholders in a multi-dimensional circular economy for Luxury and Culture. Lablaco is enabling fashion evolution through open discourse, impact design, and digital ownership powered by blockchain. Through phygital fashion, art, and architecture we are redefining the relationships between suppliers, designers, brands, retailers, content creators, and individual customers with transparency and circularity. 

SPIN is the leading Web3 mixed-reality marketplace for fashion, art, and architecture. Calling on blockchain, augmented reality, and virtual reality, SPIN enables companies to implement circular business models by connecting physical products with 3D digital twins via IoT labels. SPIN, the curated Web3 marketplace, empowers verified creators to easily list, tokenize and transact phygital NFTs with end-to-end traceable digital ownership and XR applications. SPIN is accessible through web and Meta Quest VR headsets.

Galeries Lafayette Champs Élysée is located at 60 avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris since 2019. The Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées store aims to offer its Parisian, French and international visitors a completely new retail model, in line with new forms of consumption. With the largest retail spaces of the avenue, this 6,500 sq.m. concept presents an inspiring and surprising product selection as well as exclusive collaborations and events, to provide its clients with a unique shopping experience amplified by architecture and digital innovations. 

Crypto.com, founded in 2016, is trusted by more than 70 million customers worldwide and is the industry leader in regulatory compliance, security and privacy certifications. Our vision is simple: Cryptocurrency in Every Wallet™. Crypto.com is committed to accelerating the adoption of cryptocurrency through innovation and empowering the next generation of builders, creators, and entrepreneurs to develop a fairer and more equitable digital ecosystem. Learn more at https://crypto.com

Kering, a global Luxury group, manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, and Jewelry: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of the strategy, they enable their Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way.

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology.

Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties, NBA Top Shot, NFL All Day, UFC Strike, and the Flow blockchain, uses blockchain technology to bring NFTs and new forms of digital engagement to fans around the world, paving the way to a more open and inclusive digital world starting with games and entertainment.

Flow is a powerful tool for developers to create empowering experiences for users. Every aspect of the platform was designed from the ground up to support exceptional experiences at a mainstream scale. Originally conceived by the team behind CryptoKitties, Flow today is a decentralized network supported and built on by a growing community of  brands and Web3 builders.

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