The Coalition of Fashion and Technology is a Given:

Chris Burch is undoubtedly a visionary. It is Chris’s insight that has brought him untold amounts of prosperity. His investment philosophy is truly encouraging. Chis makes sound investment decisions by looking at fashionable technologies that will most likely impact future generations, but that are happening now. The article which follows provides some of Chris’s crisp thinking as to the coupling of the fashion industry and the technological sector.


The journey that fashion and technology have taken and are taking now: is really quite captivating. Designers are quite encouraged, in their work, to explore the two dimensions. In order to better understand what the future holds, in the way of coupling technology with that of fashion, it is best to glimpse backwards, for a brief moment, and then look forward, to clearly determine what the future holds in the way of deliverable and stylish products to the general populace. (Thoughts of Christopher Burch–although not verbatim.)


The Boom Box was used in the seventies in order to allow the musical enthusiast to enjoy all of his favorite tunes, while on the move. The person, who carried the Boom Box, had an area to house a cassette in order to listen to the latest music. Another cassette deck, offered the convenience of recording favorite tunes. The Boom Box was still popular in the eighties: however, now the user was listening to movie story lines. Things were scaled down a bit: during the 90’s. It was during the preceding time-period that The Walkman was the musical apparatus of choice. Things evolved, even further, during the twenty-first century. The iPod, much smaller in size, than the Walkman, and very refined, became the popular product selection for the musical enthusiast. It is quite obvious from the preceding history, that as time evolves, the industries of fashion and technology, continue alongside of it. In other words, what is the trend for the era, persons, everywhere, follow suit.


Designers are quite pleased with this type of continual evolution. The foremost designers look, at technology, as a way to improve upon their fashion portfolios. One such designer is Anouk Wipprecht. Ms. Wipprecht’s portfolio is, proof positive, that fashion and technology are truly related to each other. She believes, agreeably, that by combining the two elements, the designer is developing his full potential.


Other designers, making use of coupling fashion and technology, in way of delivering truly functional products to the marketplace, include the following:


1—Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin are the creators of the airbag for the bike rider. The air bag is neckwear, worn by the rider. When the rider starts to fall forward, the airbag is deployed.


2—Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon are the designers of ‘Frontline Gloves’. The gloves are comprised of sensors and electronics, allowing communication between firefighers by means of a protocol that is wireless. Ultra-bright LEDs are built into each of the gloves, indicating precise instructions—as to how to proceed.


3—Designer SegraSegra creates T-shirts and jackets out of recycled materials; and Emma Whiteside designs a gown, out of recycled copper.


4—Soledad Martin is in the iterative design process of making a shoe that makes use of a person’s movement, in order to charge a cellular phone.


5–Diane Von Furstenberg used her models, in order to introduce Google Glass. The models wore the optical headwear, while walking up and down the runway.


As evidenced above, fashion can lend a helping hand, in introducing technology to the market. Too: technological advances are incorporated into fashion design. The preceding agreeable elements, when combined, makes for a more congruous world.


Notes Regarding Christopher Burch:


Chris Burch is the leader of Burch Creative Capital. He launched his career, by way of ‘Eagles Eye Apparel’. Chris bought sweaters for $10 and resold them to College women for $15, at Ithaca University. Soon: the line was expanded upon, and Chris was selling to students at other University campuses. The preceding activities happened during the 70’s. After expansion, to other campuses, the line continued its journey, by way of various retail locations. Chris, finally, sold the profitable enterprise for a sum that was in the millions of dollars. He continued his prosperous journey by becoming a creative investment strategist.


Chris has brought many companies to prosperity: approximately fifty companies. Some of the retail brands, inside of Chris’s portfolio include: ED by Ellen Degeneres, Voss Water, Poppin, Aliph, and Powermat. Chris invests in real estate too. One very good real estate investment is a resort located on the paradise-like island of Sumba, in Indonesia. Chris’s creative investment strategy, allows the enterprising entrepreneur and investor to progress—always moving financially forward.


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