Digital Fashion & Crypto Awards by Porterium and Digital Fashion Magazine : A Dazzling Night in Cannes

Cannes, 15 May 2024 The Digital Fashion & Crypto Awards, held in a secret location during the 77th Cannes Film Festival, dazzled attendees with its blend of innovation and luxury. Curated by fashion tech and media entrepreneur Liliya Rogova Tippetts, founder of PORTERIUM Monaco 1st Web3 Fashion, Design & Art Marketplace, and DIGITAL FASHION MAGAZINE’s visionary founder, LAGANZA, the event was a stellar success. 

The ceremony celebrated a diverse array of nominees, including independent international fashion brands, influencers, blockchain and crypto icons, and metaverse pioneers. The guest list was equally impressive, featuring HM Queen Diambi Kabatusuila, celebrity Victoria Silvstedt, Hofit Golan, Alvaro Nunez, Patricia Contreras, Anna Chibisova, among few.

Winners hailed from all corners of the globe, showcasing unparalleled achievements. The night underscored the dynamic fusion of fashion and technology, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended. 


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Liliya Rogova Tippetts, the Founder of PORTERIUM, Monaco 1st Fashion, Art and Design Marketplace, received the Entrepreneurial Innovator of the Year award for her groundbreaking integration of the metaverse into the traditional fashion marketplace, enhancing the shopping experience to a new level.

Brock Pierce expressed deep appreciation upon receiving the prestigious Digital Currency Icon of Excellence award at the recent Digital Fashion & Crypto Awards, hosted by PORTERIUM and DFMag. He articulated his gratitude for the honor, emphasizing that it reflects the collective brilliance and pioneering spirit of the entire digital currency community. Pierce highlighted the collaborative efforts that continue to propel the industry forward, underscoring his dedication to nurturing innovation and inclusivity at the intersection of digital currency and fashion technology.

Ayleen Charlotte, was recognized with the Empowerment Icon: Fashion Lover, Fraud Fighter, Women’s Advocate Award. Ayleen Charlotte, a beacon of resilience and activism, has transformed her harrowing experience into a catalyst for change. From her victimization in a high-profile scam to her courageous advocacy against fraud, she epitomizes the power of turning adversity into strength. Her personal experiences also prompted Ayleen to make her life-long entrepreneurial dreams come true, she launched her own wine label Ay-wines in 2022. Through her involvement in the Netflix documentary “The Tinder Swindler,” she has brought global attention to the devastating impact of scams, while inspiring others to speak out and seek justice. Recognised as the Scam Fighter Person of the Year 2023, Ayleen also continues to empower individuals worldwide through her writing, trainings, public speaking, and entrepreneurial endeavors, exemplifying the triumph of the human spirit over deceit.

Dr. Levan Bodzashvili received the Digital Asset Visionary Award and the Blockchain Influencer of the Year Award. Levan Bodzashvili is a visionary of the digital realm, standing as a beacon of expertise in blockchain technology and crypto law. His distinguished career spans academia, diplomacy, and entrepreneurship, making him a trusted advisor to governments, affluent individuals, and global corporations. Dr. Bodzashvili pioneers the utilization of blockchain and nurtures burgeoning startup ecosystems. His vast experience includes diplomatic and national security roles, as well as legal positions in international courts. A graduate of esteemed institutions like Oxford University and Tbilisi State University, his profound insights extend from MiCA and Vara regulatory systems to global regulatory landscapes. His advisory and partnership roles with industry giants like Yield App, Tokeny, and Securitize, coupled with leadership in digital assets and RWA tokenization across fashion and wine industries, as well as smart city initiatives, underscore his invaluable contributions to the blockchain and crypto world.

Aria Walton, who established a successful marketing agency, was honored with the Talent and Entrepreneurship Person of the Year Award. The multitalented entrepreneur is a dynamic force at the intersection of acting, entrepreneurship, and creativity. Aria, a Spanish-Canadian actress and model and business woman, seamlessly transitioned into a fashion and travel influencer, captivating over 1 million followers on Instagram @theariawalton. A former Miss Universe Canada finalist, she pursued a Bachelor of Journalism degree concurrently, showcasing her dedication and versatility. Fueled by her passion for communication, Aria founded KW Publicists nearly five years ago, adeptly elevating clients’ profiles internationally through meticulously crafted press releases. Her diverse talents and unwavering determination underscore her journey, exemplifying excellence in both her professional and personal endeavors. Aria stands as a rising star in the acting realm, showcasing her talent alongside seasoned veterans Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd in the acclaimed film “Zombie Town.” Now, poised for her next cinematic triumph, she’s set to command the screen in a leading role for the highly anticipated blockbuster “They Have Arrived,” currently in advanced pre-production stages.

In a nod to innovation, the ceremony celebrated leaders in the crypto and Web3 sector. Amandeep Midha clinched both the Crypto & Blockchain Trailblazer Achievement Award and the Blockchain Innovator of the Year Award. Amandeep Midha emerges as a trailblazer in the realm of blockchain disruption, reshaping paradigms with his innovative approach and visionary leadership. With a career spanning finance, banking, and the burgeoning Web3 landscape, Amandeep embodies a relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence. Spearheading cutting-edge initiatives in banking system integration through Event Streaming and driving platform migration to Cloud-based ecosystems, he redefines operational norms and fosters groundbreaking advancements. As a distinguished member of the Forbes Technology Council, celebrated speaker, and esteemed leader at SBS Swiss Business School, Amandeep’s relentless pursuit of blockchain disruption marks him as a pioneering force shaping the future of technology and finance.

Masha Abramovich, the visionary force behind the Ukrainian fashion brand SNAGA, was named Visionary Entrepreneur of the Year as she epitomizes a journey of entrepreneurship, investment ventures, and a distinguished career in banking and finance. Drawing from her extensive expertise in finance and commodities, Masha seamlessly channels her passion for innovation into her fashion brand, guided by the mantra “Born in Space, Made on Earth – For All Mankind and not Only.” Transitioning from the corporate realm to creative entrepreneurship, her unwavering commitment to self-expression illuminates SNAGA. By harmonizing her financial acumen with artistic ingenuity, Masha crafts garments that transcend norms, celebrating cosmic energy. Under her guidance, SNAGA redefines fashion, inviting individuals on a transformative journey of self-expression through meticulously crafted garments that reflect her dedication to quality and innovation.

Stanislav Bartnikas, renowned for capturing sacred places emitting energy of success utilized by business people worldwide, received both the Phygital Excellence and Innovative Photographer of the Year Awards. Stanislav Bartnikas is Energy Conductor, Channeler, and Creator of Earth’s Power Portals. With an unparalleled dedication to his craft, Bartnikas has spent over 1000 hours soaring above the Earth, capturing the untouched beauty of 40 countries. His remarkable talent has garnered him more than 200 awards in international competitions, while collaborations with esteemed media outlets like National Geographic have propelled his work onto the global stage. Through his innovative photography of sacred places, Bartnikas captures the energy of success, emitting transformative vibrations for business people worldwide. Bartnikas’ evocative photography has graced galleries in London, New York, Barcelona, Miami, and Chicago, offering viewers a glimpse into the transformative energy of sacred places. Experience the healing and authentic power of Bartnikas’ photographs, each frame resonating with balance and vitality, enriching lives worldwide.

The audience was captivated by TIORA’s groundbreaking performance, the world’s first laser Harp DJane show. TIORA, a blend of human and avatar, effortlessly exists in both the real and metaverse worlds, enthralling the crowd with her distinct presence and talent.

Laganza’s VSD Meta Couture amazed everyone with its innovative combination of physical and digital fashion. KRIVETS, along with her ballet dancers, delivered a mesmerizing performance that left the audience in awe.

The evening also featured the prestigious Star-Studded Collaboration Collection of the Year Award, which went to Monaco-based Marli Dresses for their “Wild Life” capsule featuring celebrity Victoria Silvstedt. This exquisite collection was showcased at the ceremony, curated by Margo Pohosian of Margaux Model Agency.

As the metaverse sponsor of the Digital Fashion and Crypto Awards, DEXART made a notable impact on the event. Founded by Anatoli Ille and Anton Elston, DEXART is a metaverse platform for business, education, and entertainment. A standout feature of DEXART is its AI characters, created by users and companies. These AI avatars can autonomously host events, provide consultations, introduce products, and foster deep interactions with brands. This innovative approach redefines user engagement and brand interaction, showcasing the future of the metaverse at the event.

The Digital Fashion and Crypto Awards by Porterium and Digital Fashion Magazine concluded with a celebration of innovation, creativity, and collaboration, marking a memorable night that set new standards for the future of fashion and technology.