Over the last couple of years, there have been notable changes in the fashion and technology industries. According to Burch, over the years, technology becomes fashionable while fashion becomes technologically fashionable. The fashion expert believes that the trail has been fascinating and symbiotic.
A Close Look at the Past
Rolling back the years, it is evident that technology has evolved based on some lines. For instance, in the music industry, what is fashionable has been dictated by the size of the music player. From the boom boxes and two cassette decks of the 70s to the Walkman of the 90s and iPods of the early 21st century, it is clear that developers have been working on enhancing portability of the gadgets. Since technology grows based on the popularity of what is considered fashionable, the portability of the players has dictated what is fashionable.
Currently, designers are using technology to develop technologically fashionable designs. Experts have it that, marrying technology with fashion brings out unlimited possibilities. Renowned artists are using technology as an innovative field to bring out higher standards of innovation and functionality.
A Look at the Future
Technology can be used to develop fashionable designs that protect us. Although wearing helmets when cycling is protective, it is nothing close to fashionable. Moreover, these helmets reduce the visibility of the cyclist. Designing protective neckwear, which has an airbag that pops out in a case of an impact, can be both fashionable and protective.
How Do the Two Industries Complement Each Other?
In some instances, technology needs fashion to gain popularity. Fashion shows have a significant influence on what people consider stylish. For example, many people had not accepted wearing of Google glasses until recently. To try to popularize the technology of wearing Google glasses, fashion designer Diane Von came with a unique idea. During the catwalk, her models wore glasses. Therefore, sometimes, technology may require assistance from the fashion world.
About Christopher Burch
Burch is the founder and principal of Burch Creative Capital. Burch is a hugely experienced entrepreneur and investor in technology, real estate, and fashion. Burch began his career in 1976 when he was an undergraduate at Ithaca College, where he started a $2,000 business, Eagle’s Eye, which grew to a $165 million conglomerate before selling it.
Burch has invested in several real estate ventures both domestic and international. His ability to find a nexus between implementation and innovation coupled with his innate understanding of customer behavior has enabled him to achieve outstanding success continually. With over 40 years of experience, he has participated in the opening of over 50 companies.