On 20th November 2020, Adidas announced they’ve joined forces with long standing partner Karlie Kloss to co-create a new apparel collection made available from December 1st on adidas.com.

AND to make things even more interesting, they’ve joined forces with The Fabricant to challenge creators to make their own digital NFT versions of the Wind.RDY Parka Jacket from the collection!

Twenty of the best creations will be selected to be auctioned on Known Origin, with 50% of the proceeds going to the creator and 50% donated to Kode with Klossy – the non-profit founded by Karlie Kloss that creates learning experiences and opportunities for young women to pursue their passions in a technology driven world.

A chance to be part of one of the first real big sports brand collaboration on Blockchain/NFTs!

Prizes,

Three final winners will be chosen to win cash prizes and be featured on Karlie Kloss Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and The Fabricant Instagram and Facebook channels.

  • #1 Winner: €3.000
  • #2 Winner: €2.000
  • #3 Winner: €1.00

In addition, 20 finalists will be selected to join an exclusive webinar where they are set up with accounts on KnownOrigin, a marketplace for digital art that enables creators to monetize their work using blockchain.

The top 20 creations will feature in a branded The Fabricant x adidas x Karlie Kloss collection page, which will be promoted by both KnownOrigin and The Fabricant.

Winners will be selected by a panel including Amber Slooten of The Fabricant and Karlie Kloss.

Entry Details

The submission deadline is 15 February, 2021 (23:59 Amsterdam time, CET)

The winners announcement is 5 March, 2021 (23:59 Amsterdam time, CET)

The blockchain sale starts on the 20 March, 2021 (23:59 Amsterdam time, CET)

Download includes – CLO3D project files, FBX, 2D renders and READ ME instructions. Total download size 290Mb.

This FFROP (free file drop) is free to download for anyone who wants to use these files for their own creations. You will need 3D software access like CLO3D, Marvelous Designer, Blender, Maya, Houdini, Cinema4D or any other industry standard 3D software.

Create your piece of work by modifying colours and textures, adding props or extra scenery

Submit Once you’ve created your scene, send it via email to makingstrides@thefabricant.com

If you’re planning on sharing your creation with the world on social, here’s the official hashtags: #adidasxKarlieKloss #makingstrides

Community

The Fabricant will host a series of FREE webinars open to anyone who wishes to participate.

The first one was held on 14/01/21, 18:00 CET.

The webinars will cover everything from how to personalize a 3D File, add a new avatar, change the background and render, plus how to upload artwork into blockchain! The free #makingstrides webinars are part of The Fabricant’s ongoing commitment to nurture and grow talent in the tech space artist community.

More Info

1. What rights are Adidas/The Fabricant giving up for the 3D file (is it now a general free resource, is it for this contest only?), – TF and Adidas have intelectual rights over the design but the 3D file is open to use on a personal/professional way. The file is being given for free until 15 February.

2. what rights Adidas/The Fabricant or even KO gain with regards to the submissions (e.g. can Adidas post any submission to their social feeds..?) Adidas, TF and KO don’t have any rights on the creations submitted, we must ask for permission to each artist to be able to use their artwork. We can still repost on our social channels the content that they upload themselves.

3. Are any additional rights given to Adidas/The Fabricant for the winners (e.g. if general subs can’t be posted to social feeds, can winners?) – All artwork can be shared on social by its creator. The Fabricant and KK also committed to share the 3 winners in social media channels. The Fabricant will share and promote the winners collection in Instagram and website.

4. Can non-winning subs still be minted on platforms, be they KO or elsewhere? Non-winning subs can still follow both workshops and upload their creations to KO by themselves. They wont be part of the Winners Collection, but are welcome to use the name of the collaborated jacket and brands.

If you have any questions, ask them via our Discord

The adidas x Karlie Kloss Spring/Summer ‘21 collection features a range of versatile activewear, from  the essential high-performance workout bra and tights, to trend-inspired streetwear pieces designed  to support a diverse range of next-generation active lifestyles.

Karlie worked closely with VP of  design at adidas, Jo Aberg, to craft and curate the vibrant line-up of evolved basics. 

Karlie Kloss commented: Staying active is such an integral part of my physical and mental health,  and I’ve learned so much about teamwork and community from participating in sports throughout  my life. To design a collection with adidas is truly a dream come true. I hope this collaboration  inspires the next generation of women to use sport to fuel their passions and achieve their  ambitions.” 

It is incredible to see collaborations between the sports and digital industry using NFTs and blockchain technology. There’s no doubt a move like this will bring more growth to this area.

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