This project is only a beginning for developing a new way to do fashion design research. In this paper I propose incorporating non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into students’ bag designs to begin developing a new way to do fashion design research. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are digital properties like art, collectibles, designs, game items, and so on. The online NFT market is active, and encrypted cryptocurrency is used in transactions with the help of Ethereum blockchain technology and its smart contract functionality. NFTs became globally popular in 2021, and sales then were extremely high. However, most of the general public are not familiar with the evolution or overall structure of NFTs. Academic studies on this topic are also rare.
This research will investigate the background, purpose, context, and the requirements and restrictions of usage of NFTs. It will also be discuss the possibility of incorporating NFTs them into the design of students’ bags and of opening a door to a whole new world of fashion design. This paper will be based on an overview of the evaluation of NFTs which combines actual bag designs and digital files from a practical research standpoint; of putting them on the market as NFTs; and of observing the influence they exert on the fashion industry.
The methods used in this research include: literature analysis, observation, and case studies. The structure of this research includes students’ project designs, production, and application of NFTs.
Aling Lin, Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan
IChin Kuo, Kun Shan University, Taiwan
About the Presenter(s)
Dr Aling Lin is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Tainan University of Technology. in Taiwan
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