Technology and fashion industries have evolved. Notably, trends experienced in one season become outdated in the next period. Both industries strive to improve on already existing products to make them functional and acceptable. Despite the changes experienced in these industries, one constant factor has been the distinct correlation between the two industries. Innovations in technology have greatly influenced the fashion trends and vice versa. Chris Burch, a serial entrepreneur, looks at the tech and fashion trends in the past, present and future.
Presently, most people are using iPods to listen to music because they are portable and fashionable. This technology has evolved from big boom boxes in the 70s to the Walkman in the 90s, which were considered trendy during their respective eras. The intermarriage between technology and fashion has continued to grow stronger. Presently, fashion designers are incorporating technology in their products to create dresses and shoes that can generate power when an individual is walking. Google glasses gained popularity when fashion models were seen wearing them on the runway. Looking into the future, innovations like airbags for cyclists will be considered more fashionable than helmets, while Frontline gloves will be widely used by fire fighters for hand gesture communication at the scene of fire. The future of both industries is intertwined in the success of each other.
About Chris Burch
Cristopher Burch is the proprietor and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. As an entrepreneur and investor, Chris has played a pivotal role in the establishment of numerous companies, including Poppin, Voss Water, and the Continuum Group. He began investing in 1976. Together with his brother, they founded Eagle’s Eye apparel before selling it to Swire Group. This corporation focused on investing in the Internet Capital Group. His investments had a higher return on investment. This is because Chris capitalized on his knowledge of consumer behavior. Chris continues to mentor many entrepreneurs by providing them with insightful information about the market.
Burch has invested in both local and international real estate projects, including the luxury homes in Palm Beach and Florida. He was also the owner of C. Wonder, an apparel, accessories and home décor retailer. After a while, he sold the firm. Burch Creative Capital’s brand portfolio includes ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Nihiwatu, and TRADEMARK. Presently, Chris’ company is supporting a wide range of brands, including home furnishings, apparel, organic foods and hospitality. Because of its innovative services, the company has attracted and retained many clients.