Discussing Fashion and Technology with Chris Burch

Despite the many changes that have been experienced in the fashion and technology industries, it’s still evident that these two industries grow together. At one time, technology is becoming fashionable, and on the other hand, fashion becomes technologically fashionable. However, despite all these changes, we can always predict the future of these two industries by looking at their past, present and the future. Chris Burch who is a fashion designer, has been involved with these two industries for long and he is in a position to explain what we should expect in the future.

 

Regarding the present and the past, Chris Burch gives an analogy of the way these two industries are related. For instance, fashion designers create what delivers and what would likely sell in the market. They only way to predict the way a product will do in the market is through the use of technology. What results at the end of the day is functionality and innovation. There is one fashion designer who compared technology with a playground. A place where fashion designers get to experiment their products before delivering them to their consumers.

 

Chris Burch also said that he believed that technology could be assisted by fashion to grow. He goes ahead to give an example of how fashion designers made their models to wear Google glasses. This made them acceptable to the whole society. Concerning the future, Chris Burch talked about how fashion has been integrated with technology to better humanity. For instance, there are gloves that have been developed by fashion designers to be used by firefighters. These gloves allow them to communicate using gestures and to relay information at the same time. Bicycle tubes have also been used to create fabulous jackets and t-shirts. The two industries have also joined hands in the creation of energy. The electrostatic energy in clothes can be captured and used to charge small devices such as watches and mp3 players.

 

Chris Burch is known as a serial entrepreneur in the United States of America. He has invested in several industries that include fashion, real estate, and technology. He started investing when he was still in college. With the help of his brother, he founded a company called Eagles Eye Apparel. He later sold the company at a net worth of $165 million.

 

Today, he acts as the principal and chief executive officer of a company called Burch Creative Capital. This company has a diversified brand portfolio that includes Cocoon9, Niwahitu, Ellen DeGeneres, and Poppin.