Understanding Technology and Fashion with Chris Burch

People who succeed in life start showing signs at an early age. Since his time in college, Christopher Burch has always been interested in fashion, design and investments. 40 years later, he has established himself as one of the most successful business person in the United States of America. Currently, he serves as the CEO as well as the founder of a company called Burch Creative Capital. During this time, he has also been involved with other companies such as Poppin, Trademark as well as DeGeneres, Voss Water, and Jawbone. Chris Burch has also been involved with other ventures such as Nihiwatu, Cocoon9 and finally Faena Hotel + Universe.

 

To explain his success, Chris, and his brother established their first venture using $2000. They referred to this company as the Eagles Eye Apparel but later sold the company at an estimated $165 million. Chris Burch attended the Itchica College for his undergraduate degree. Just recently, he had the opportunity of discussing the relationship that exists between fashion and technology. During this discussion, Chris Burch explained that the best way to understand the relationship between these two industries is looking at their future, present, and even the past. Remarkable differences exist between these two industries. The only thing that has remained constant is that they continue to evolve together.

 

For this analogy, Chris uses the changes that have taken place in the music industry. According to Chris Burch, the boom box of the 1970s allowed people listen to their favorite music whenever they wished. This was then followed by the disc cassette where people would listen to music on one side and record on the other. He then explains how the Walkman revolutionized the music industry. Finally, he talks about the way the iPod has changed things lately.

 

Chris acknowledges that there are fashion designers who are using technology to come up with amazing designs. He says that the only way to understand the future of fashion is to use technology. For instance, fashion designers have created good air bags that can be used by bike rider instead of the traditional helmets. These airbags are fashionable and only get deployed in case of an accident.

 

Chris also says that there are some fashion designers that are using fashion to popularize technology. Regarding this, he talks about the way some fashion designers made models in their catwalks to wear Google glasses to make the technology acceptable in the industry.

Read more about Chris Burch:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-02-15/chris-burch-becomes-a-billionaire-as-fashion-stock-surge

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