Mr. Christopher Burch is a very successful and accomplished man. Not only is he an owner of a company called Burch Creative Capital but also, he has had a hand on 50 companies that are currently super successful. Chris Burch has managed to make such an unmatched portfolio in 40 years. He also interested in technology and fashion as he believes that these two industries will play a big part in our future.
Companies and brands like TRADEMARK, Poppin, Nihiwatu, Cocoon9, Ellen DeGeneres, Voss Water, Jawbone, Universe and Faena Hotel have rated him highly as he has helped them be the brands they are currently.
One wouldn’t imagine that there would be fashionable gadgets like the Samsung Smartwatch and Apple Smartwatch in the 80s and 90s. If you are spotted with such devices in this current times, people get the impression that you are a very fashionable and technological advanced person. Due to such advancements, Mr. Burch got interested in technology and fashion and how these two distinct industries are intertwined.
Fashion and technology are here to stay and we better embrace them as they will form a big part of the future. According to Chris Burch (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-02-15/chris-burch-becomes-a-billionaire-as-fashion-stock-surge) we study the past and present so as to predict what the future holds. This theory can also be applied to the trends of these two industries. An iPod is fashionable gadget, but few could imagine in the 60s, 70s or 80s that such a gadget would ever exist. One gadget that is currently fashionable is the SwegBoard; it has become very common and it was made in conjunction with a British fashion designer and an engineer.
The symbiotic relationship of fashion and technology has led to innovative designs like the Pseudomorphs which is a self-painting dress and the Dare Droid which is a drink-making dress. This relationship has also spilled over to the cycling industry whereby an airbag helmet had been designed for cyclists so as to reduce the impact on someone’s neck when he or she accidentally falls while cycling.
On the catwalk, spectacles were prohibited but currently Google glasses are being accepted.
More information for Chris Burch here: https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/17/how-technology-gives-fashion-startups-an-edge-over-legacy-brands/