Dutch start-up The Fabricant created the first-of-its-kind blockchain dress and the first-ever piece of digital couture to be auctioned on the blockchain. The 'Iridescence' dress was created with 2D garment pattern-cutting, 3D design and rendering software in collaboration with artist Johanna Jaskowska of Beauty 3000 and Dapper Labs, the creator of CryptoKitties.
The haute couture clothing piece gave buyers the chance to try and wear the dress digitally and have it custom-made. The dress recently sold in an online auction for $9,500, helping to introduce the next generation of fashion where "there’s no such thing as factories, supply chains and sample sizes. There are no delivery trucks to wait for, no clothes to launder and no closets to de-clutter... It’s sustainable by its very nature," according to The Fabricant.