The world of technology and fashion has undergone a massive transformation in the past few decades, and it can be said that the growth of these two industries is interwoven. Many of the gadgets today have become fashionable and much of the fashion today is either inspired by technology or even integrated with technology in some cases. Looking back in the past gives a good idea about the fact that fashion and technology moving ahead together is a trend that started a long time back.
Recall the days of boom box that people used to carry with themselves to listen to their favorite music. After boom box had got outdated, the generation of cassette decks came with tapes playing on both the sides. During the 1990s, Walkman was introduced and carrying it along everywhere and listening to music in it became a global trend. It was a technological trend that became fashionable. The personalized experience that Walkman provided got outdated after the launch of iPods, which took the music listening experience to another level altogether. iPods and MP3 players were small good looking devices that were easy to carry, designed fashionably, and were powerful enough to store hundreds of songs.
Today, the collaboration of these two worlds, fashion, and technology, is happening more than ever. Designers such as Anouk Wipprecht have even designed a dress that makes drinks. It is a collaboration that can be functional and useful as well and it is proved by Soledad Martin, who is working on making prototype shoes that produce energy while walking or running, which can be used to charge cell phones. Many of the designers are getting aware of the importance of recycling materials, and are using it in manufacturing their apparel. It is a trend that is inspired by the technology.
Chris Burch has been monitoring the evolution of this synthesis for long. He believes that the collaboration of fashion and technology opens doors to many new possibilities. As an entrepreneur himself who is invested heavily in real estate, fashion, and technology, Chris is always on the lookout for micro-niche opportunities that pays back. He started his entrepreneurial journey at a very young college while he was still studying at Ithica College.
He founded an Eye Apparel company in partnership with his brother and took it to the great height of success before finally selling it off at a whopping $165 million. Currently, Chris Burch serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital, which is a financial consulting and investment firm offering a broad range of services to companies and individuals.