The confluence between fashion and technology is deeply ingrained as evident in the changes in the two sectors. Business mogul, Chris Burch (bjtonline) wrote about this fascinating link in an article published at Engadget.com on September, 2016. He stated that the economic growth witnessed from 70’s to the 90’s brought lots of excitement, thanks to innovations like cassette recorder and walkman. The release of the iPod a decade later redirected fashion towards the trendy path.
The synthesis of technology and fashion according to Chris has raised the bar in exploiting the reaches of innovation and functionality. The onset has seen both sectors advance each other’s causes. In practical terms, fashion designer can use technology to produce works that deliver results. Looking into the future, Chris points out several fashionable functionalities that incorporate the latest technologies. First in line is the bike protection system designed by Teresa Alstin and Anna Haupt.
The neckwear offers one important benefit compared to the helmet; this is the ability to protect the cyclist’s head during impact without affecting visibility. The other product is the Frontline glove for firefighters created by Kevin Cannon and Ashawan Rajan. Fashion and technology can also be fused to produce cost efficient energy. A shoe developed by Soledad Martin can easily charge a cell phone when running or walking because the technology used can convert movement into kinetic energy.
About Chris Burch
Over the years, Christopher Burch has built a reputation as a multi-faceted entrepreneur and investor with strong inclination to technology. According to an excerpt appearing in Crunchbase.com, Chris is the Founder and CEO of the highly innovative, Burch Creative Capital. His interests in branding, sales and marketing has seen him invest in sectors such as apparel, technology, real estate, financial services and hospitality sectors. The brands under these listings include Voss Water, Faena Hotel, Poppin and Nihiwatu.
Nihiwatu is a popular luxury hotel located in the tourist haven of Sumba in Indonesia. According to the website Christopherburch.net, Chris began his story of entrepreneurial success in 1976 as a student at Ithaca College. In his first venture, he teamed up with his brother Bob to start Eagle Eye Apparel with $2000. It took a few years for the company to grow into a $125 million behemoth. The brothers later decided to sell the firm to an entity called Swire Group. Following the sale, Chris invested some of the money on a startup called Internet Capital Group.
More information for Chris Burch here: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/j-christopher-burch
and on his website.