The fashion and technological world have experienced remarkable changes in recent times. What remains constant is the fact that both industries have grown concurrently. Legend has it that through the years, technology has become fashionable whereas fashion has become increasingly technologically fashionable. Entrepreneur, Christopher Burch opines that the trajectory has been not only fascinating but also symbiotic.
Rolling Back the Years
According to Chris Burch, we can only understand the future of the fashion and technology world by examining the past. During the 70’s, the boom box used to elicit excitement since users could tune into their favorite stations and listen to hit songs of the time. The device’s use became part of movie story lines during the 80’s, something that enhanced its popularity all the more.
In the 90’s, there was a need to create a more personal and intimate music experience. This spurred the development of the Walkman and later on, iPods. This trajectory clearly shows that the growth of technology heavily relies on what consumers consider to be fashionable. Presently, the correlation between fashion and technology is at its strongest, and even more evident. Fashion designers revel in creating items that match users’ expectations.
Technology advances have made it easier to come up with intricate designs. Technology has led to more innovation and functionality in the fashion industry. Fashion designers agree that technology is their new playground since it gives them the opportunity to experiment and play around with designs and prototypes. It similarly accords them endless opportunities that they can use to perfect their trade.
What Does the Future Hold?
Fashion and technology will continue benefitting each other in the long run. Fashion creators are increasingly incorporating technology into their designs. For instance, an airbag for cyclists is in the pipeline and promises to offer more protection than regular helmets. Burch states that this relationship should be nurtured since it promotes innovation in both industries.
Chris Burch in Brief
Mr. Burch has experienced insurmountable success as an investor in the fashion, technology, and real estate industries. His brainchild, Burch Creative Capital, is a legendary brand in the corporate scene. Chris has also contributed immensely to the growth of notable brands including Voss Water, Faena Hotel + Universe, Poppin, and Jawbone.
His successes have afforded him the opportunity to serve on the executive boards of notable firms including Guggenheim Capital and The Continuum Group. The Ithaca College alumnus has an extensive investment portfolio with diverse interests in the UK, Indonesia, and Argentina.