On September 22, 2016, Christopher Burch wrote an article that analyzed how technology has influenced fashion trends. Most importantly, he noted that although both the technological and fashion industry have experienced various changes over the years, they both grow together. To assess what the two industries have in store for the future, Burch evaluated their past and present developments.
Burch looked at the current synthesis of fashion and technology. In this case, Anouk Wipprecht served as the ideal example of a fashion designer who has been marrying technology and fashion. Anouk is renowned for her avant-garde designs. Some of her popular designs include a drink-making dress as well as a self-painting dress.
Various designs have emerged with the aim of serving as protective gear. Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt are the designers behind the creation of the Airbag for Cyclists. This particular design is more fashionable as opposed to wearing bike protection. Other designers such as SegraSegra and Emma have recycled various materials such as inner tubes to make jackets and radiator copper to make a gown respectively.
Various technological gadgets that have taken advantage of fashion include Google Glasses, which were worn by Diane Von Furstenberg’s models.
Prominently known as the chief executive officer of Burch Creative Capital, Christopher Burch is not only a serial entrepreneur but also an active investor. His entrepreneurial accomplishments commenced in 1976 while still studying at Ithaca College as an undergraduate student. Together with Bob, his brother, they invested about $2000 in building Eagle’s Eye apparel. Fortunately enough, the business became a success and was later sold to Swire Group. After the sale, Burch moved on to other ventures, which have propelled him to the success status that he enjoys today.
Having invested in a broad range of industries for almost forty years, Burch has contributed significantly to the development of multiple luxury and technology brands. Some of these brands include Poppin, Voss Water, Jawbone as well as Faena Hotel+ Universe. Burch has an exceptional investment portfolio, especially in the real estate development market in areas such as Southampton, Florida, Palm Beach and Nantucket. Currently, Burch is involved in the development of consumer and lifestyle brands ranging from home furnishings, apparel, and retail to technology, hospitality and organic foods industries. Some of these brands include Soludos, Little Duck Organics, Blink Health, BaubleBar and Brad’s Raw Foods.
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