Looking Into The Past
The relationship between the technology and fashion industry is an old one. In the 1970s, boom boxes brought the personal music player to the masses and changed the idea of the fashion accessory. Over the course of the 80s and 90s improved portable music devices entered the market and also took on a life of their own in the fashion world. Looking at the past, Chris Burch has a strong sense of what our futures will look like.
The Direction We Are Headed
The 2010s is a great time for the tech world and the fashion industry is synergizing with tech to produce amazing breakthroughs. With the advent of the smartphone today’s devices are less fixated on things such as music, but there are plenty of fresh ideas to go around. The Airbag for Cyclists, created by Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, is an example of where fashion and technology meet. The creators of this device have created neckwear designed to activate an airbag whenever a cyclist crashes or falls of their bike. Obviously, from a fashion stand point the work of this duo stands out, but the utility of it shows technical expertise. Bike helmets are often cumbersome and obstruct the view of the biker while wearing them. The Airbag for Cyclist is a perfect solution to this problem.
Why Chris Burch Sees This Trend
Chris Burch is one of the prominent investors in the fashion industry with a net worth exceeding $1 billion dollars. He understands exactly what it takes to succeed in the fashion industry and works with the trends as they arise. He understands the pervasion of technology in modern life and fully expects that the fashion industry will work with tech to produce the fashion trends of the future.
The Background Of Chris Burch
After graduating from Ithaca College, Burch entered the world of fashion. He would dabble in other pursuits such as real estate and cinema, but the major of his investments are within the fashion industry. Even while he was attending college Burch started his first clothing business and gained firsthand experience in selling fashion. He took that initial experience and used it to launch a career. So far his work in the fashion industry is paying off. Burch has a net worth exceeding $1 billion and the startups he creates sell for millions regularly.