Chris Burch is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. Recently, he said that over the years, both fashion and technology have undergone tremendous changes, but the constant factor is that they grow together. By reviewing the history of both industries, one gets a clear view of what to expect in the future. For instance, the boom box was an exciting device in the 70s given that people enjoyed carrying it around while playing cassettes. This cassette player was also common in the 80s as it was used for movie story lines. In the following decade, Walkman was introduced to the market. It was more personal and portable than the boom box. Later, iPods took over the market. They proved to be more fashionable and portable. To this end, it is evident that the change and growth of technology depends on what is considered fashionable.
By use of technology, fashion gurus are coming up with unique designs. A good example is Anouk Wipprecht’s drink-making dress and the DareDroid. The Google glasses signifies another instance where technology has married fashion. They were least accepted until recently when a top fashion designer, Diane Von, during a catwalk, displayed her models wearing them. A glimpse into the future highlights the use of bike helmets, which may be replaced with an airbag won around the neck. During a fall, it would pop up out in order to protect the head. Firefighters too could use frontline gloves, which provides better protection since they can easily communicate through sign language when at the scene. Other current innovations are bicycle inner tubes recycled to make jackets and t-shirts. In addition, innovations are ongoing on different clothing and shoes. The new clothes and shows will capture kinetic energy while one is walking, thus being able to power watches or mp3 or charge cell phones.
About Chris Burch
Chris Burch is a venture capitalist whose entrepreneurial values and deep passion to create new market opportunities saw him establish Burch Creative Capital. The firm combines the use of skills and solid financial practices to build, incubate, boost and scale disruptive business brands. Some of the recent brand introductions made by Burch Creative Capital are Cocoon9, Poppin, Nihiwatu and ED by Ellen DeGeneres.
As an experienced entrepreneur and investor, Burch has founded, co-founded and funded over 50 companies. With extensive knowledge of the market trends, Chris is famed for using innovations to influence the market positively. Some of the businesses and brands that Chris Burch is supporting through his company include Blink Health, Little Duck, BaubleBar, Soludos and Organics.
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