Technology advancements have been growing in tandem with fashion, as evidenced by history. In the 70s, the inception of the boom box was a big hit. It could be carried around and had separate cassette decks that allowed simultaneous play and recording. The 90s saw the inception of a more personal music experience with the launch of the Walkman. Later, the iPod was introduced.
Fashion Meets Technology
The merging of fashion and technology is a reality. Various fashion designers have found bliss in showcasing this possibility, bringing with them a new taste in functionality and innovation. One such designer, Anouk Wipprecht, is re-known for her works in fusing technology with fashion. Anouk compares technology to a playground or an avenue of experimentation.
Anouk believes that those who hunger to discover more are rewarded with endless possibilities. Her avant-garde designs are quite modern. Among her designs is a self-painting dress, the DareDroid, and Pseudomorphs, which is a drink-making dress.
Fashion Tech with a Social Purpose
Fashion has also been used as a way to deliver tech-advancements in a more socially acceptable manner. Take for instance airbags for cyclists, an uncanny thought at first. However, Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt developed a system that would deploy airbags and all this in the form of a neckwear design. The airbags deploy to protect the cyclist’s head upon impact. The pros of this invention tackle the current setbacks experienced with the bike helmet, where visibility of the surroundings is a challenge.
Another fashion tech invention is the Frontline Gloves. These gloves have been specially designed for firefighters by creators, Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan. By using simple hand gestures, firefighters can pass valuable information. For instance, giving a go ahead in fires, or letting others know when to evacuate a building or scene.
The merging of fashion and technology can also be an energy source solution. One designer, Soledad Martin, is creating shoes that will charge a cell phone when walking.
About Christopher Burch
Burch Creative Capital was founded by Christopher Burch, who currently heads the company. The company portrays Mr. Burch’s entrepreneurial values and his ambition for creativity, incubation, new market opportunities and imagination leading to brands that have a positive impact on consumers’ lives.
He has been an investor and entrepreneur for over four decades, and has participated in the success of over 50 companies. Through his leadership, the company now supports several brands ranging from technology industries to organic foods.
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