Chris wrote an article discussing the various changes that have occurred in the fashion and technology industries over time. He argues that these two industries grow hand in hand, with technology becoming fashionable and fashion also becoming technologically trendy. He discusses the technological Genesis from the Boom Boxes of the ‘70s to the Walkman of the ‘90s, and eventually to the iPods of the 21st century.
He notes that in the recent past, fashion designers are increasingly embracing technology. Their primary goal is to come up with products that deliver. As these fashion designers delve deeper and deeper into technology, technology guides them in identifying endless possibilities, making them more innovative in their work. Two designers, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, created airbags for cyclists that are worn around the neck and pops up to protect a cyclist from possible head injuries. These airbags replaced the large helmets. Another designer named SegraSegra recycles bicycle tubes to make shirts and jackets. Designers are also working on producing shoes that will have the ability to convert kinetic energy to electrical energy. Athletes can use this power to charge their phones as they run. All these are fashion changes brought about by technological innovations.
On the other hand, technology benefits from fashion in that; it takes fashion designers to introduce technological advancements to the people. For example, when Google Glasses were introduced to the market, most people could not accept them due to the stigma that comes with wearing glasses. However, this changed when a fashion designer, Diane Von Furstenberg, had her models catwalk wearing these glasses. Since then, Google Glasses have gained global acceptance.
An overview on Mr. Christopher Burch
Mr. Christopher Burch is a Miami-based entrepreneur with investments in real estate, technology, and fashion. He is currently the managing director of Burch Creative Capital, an investment company he founded. He was born on March 28, 1953. Chris attended Ithaca College, but even before graduating, he ventured into what was later to become a successful investment career. His first investment was in The Eagle’s Eye apparel, a business he started in 1976 in partnership with his brother, Bob. Chris’ initial investment in the company was about $2000, but by the time they sold the business to The Swire Group, they had made over $165 million in sales.
Since then, Mr. Burch has invested in many industries in Europe, South America, and the U.S. He has developed real estates in Florida, Southampton, Nantucket, and New York. He also established The Faena Hotel in Argentina and renovated Nihiwatu Luxury Resort in the Indonesian island of Sumba. Besides real estate, Chris has invested in technology and fashion. In 2011, he launched an apparel, accessories, and home décor retailer, but later sold it to Excel Brands. In 2014, he collaborated with Ellen DeGeneres in establishing a lifestyle brand named ED by Ellen DeGeneres.
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