In the recent past, fashion and technology have become more intertwined. By studying how these two industries have grown together, we can get a glimpse of what the future holds. One example of how technology and fashion evolved together was the boom box. It was a convenient way for lovers of music to carry their playlists with them. As it was popularized in movies, it became fashionable to carry one. In the 90s, it was replaced by the personalized Walkman. It was also later replaced by the iPod, now considered a fashionable technological accessory.
As of now, the merger of fashion and technology is going on at a higher rate. Fashion designers take delight in coming up with practical and fashionable designs. A good example of such a designer is Anouk Wipprecht. She sees endless possibilities in technology. Among her most impressive works are a self-painting dress and a drink-making dress.
A major benefit of the merger between fashion and technology is safety. For instance, there is an airbag system designed for use by bike riders. Ordinarily, this airbag stays hidden wrapped around the neck. Consequently, it does not obstruct the rider’s view as with a helmet. Another example is Frontline Gloves that are designed for use by firefighters.
According to Chris Burch, Technology also needs fashion at times. One example is the Google Glass. Despite being practical, most people shun them because wearing glasses is not considered trendy. Fashion designers have taken up the challenge and featured Google Glass on catwalks. It could lead to positive results for the technology.
About Chris Burch
He is the CEO of Burch Creative Capital, a company he founded in 2008. In 2012, he became a billionaire after selling his share in a company, which he helped to found. He has also invested in a wide array of industries. His great ability for marketing has been applied in different sectors such as hospitality, finance, and technology.
He started his first business in 1976 while still in college. He and his brother would buy sweaters and resell them for up to a $5 profit. He soon started producing sweaters that he would sell door to door on campus. He was able to expand to retail stores and other campuses later on. The company had made over $140 million in sales at its peak, with a distribution network of over 50 stores. He later partially sold the company, which was valued at $60 million at the time of the sale.