Currently, there is an increasing synthesis of fashion and technology. Fashion designers have started seeing the possibility of using technology in creating designs that deliver. For instance, Anna Haut and Terese, have created Airbag for Cyclists, a system that you can wear around your neck. The airbag pops out in the case of an impact to protect your head; this is how fashion advances through the use of technology. Wearing Frontline Gloves can be very useful to firefighters and their teams. Frontline Gloves were created by Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan. The gloves allow firefighters to pass to each other useful information through hand gestures. They can easily let each other know what’s going on or when to leave the scene.
SegraSegra designed t-shirts and jackets using bicycle tubes, and Emma Whiteside created a beautiful gown using radiator copper. Designers are turning to recycled materials to create fabulous designs. Soledad Martin is building a prototype for shoes that you can use to charge a mobile phone while walking. Fashion and technology can be used together to create energy.
Sometimes fashion can be used to make technology popular. Top designer, Diane Von Furstenberg, had her models wear Google Glass on the runway. Google Glass maybe intriguing to a computer geek but their cost to the average person is exorbitant, and people may not be interested in eye wear technology. Fashion shows create awareness for the latest trends and styles, and so it will have a similar effect on accepting the new technology of Google Glass.
Technology and fashion can thrive together and can be of help to each other. The excitement of the future lies in the industries gaining knowledge from each other and collaborating to make our world more creative, beautiful, and a safe place to live. Top fashion investors like Chris Burch strongly assert this view.
Chris is a serial entrepreneur with a diverse business background spanning a broad range of industries like technology, fashion, and real estate. Mr. Burch’s career started off when he was an undergrad at Itchica College, together with his brother Bod, they started Eagles Eye apparel. Eagles Eye had grown to $165 million when they sold it off.
Chris Burch is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. The company’s philosophy in investing is driven by Burch’s entrepreneurial vision and values. The primary goal is to invest in businesses and brands that have a positive, direct, and enduring impact on people’s lives.