The fashion industry and the technological industry has gone through massive changes since they became a part of the human culture. Today, fashion and technology that we know of are miles ahead of what it used to be. With times, technology has become the new fad and fashionable while fashion has become technologically fashionable. Chris Burch has presented a brief glimpse into the past and the present which affects the immediate future of the two entities.
The recent past and the current now
Technology grows with the popularity of what one considers fashionable which holds the truth. The mating of technology and fashion in recent times has given rise to their new lovechild which Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht proudly incorporates into her designs. Anouk has been known to design styles like a drink making-dress, the Daredroid and Pseudomorphs, the self-painting dress which garnered much attention on fashion ramps.
Fashion and tech are also advancing towards making the human race safe with certain unique inventions like a system that was made for one to wear around the neck called an airbag for cyclists. The aim was that in the case of a fall, an airbag emerges and saves the cyclist. There is another invention called the frontline gloves that will be used by firefighters which would allow them to communicate with simple hand gestures. Designers also seem to be using recycled materials to make t-shirts and jackets out of them.
Can technology and fashion work cohesively with each other?
Chris is of an opinion that technology and fashion can work very well with each other for instance, the introduction of Google’s glasses. It seemed plausible from a geek’s point of view and not otherwise. Add to that the cost of the product and we had a failure. Fashion came along to help in this regard with top fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg incorporating those very glasses on the ramp with her models.
The fashion world and technology have a lot to contribute and can certainly work in unison with each other. Technology doesn’t just help create beautiful fashion but helps in creating functional fashion. Likewise for fashion. The two can come together and help create a better world.
About Chris Burch
Chris Burch is the founder
of Burch Creative Capital. (http://creativeburch.com/2016/09/creative-productivity-deliver-best-worlds-job/
) He started his career as an undergrad at Ithaca College after the completion of which Chris and his brother started the Eagles Eyes Apparel which grew to $165 million which was ultimately sold. Chris has a diverse investment portfolio
and has been instrumental investing in various businesses most notable of them being the real estate ventures spanning across North and South America.
The year 2011 saw Chris Burch venturing into the fashion world
with investments in TRADEMARK. He is currently supporting various consumer product brands ranging from apparel to organic food industries. Apart from being an entrepreneur, Chris also spends his time in philanthropic efforts like research and other initiatives in Mt. Sinai hospital in New York and the Henry Street Settlement.