When it comes to technology and fashion, both have a wow factor in them. Together they have grown over the years bringing on board newer selling ideas. Taking a look at the technology end and it unfolds the music experience and its growth from the boom box in the 70s, the cassette player in the 80s, the Walkman experience enjoyed in the 90s and fast forward to the iPod wave. The change never stops. Such is the case in the fashion world and some designers have worked the idea of literally fashioning technology in their designs. One such designer is Anouk Wipprechyt, a Dutch national who through her playful experiments, is recognized for her avant-garde masterpieces. Some of her works include, self-painting dresses, drink-making collections, the DareDroid as well as the Psuedomorphs.
Away from the literal merging of fashion and technology and enter the world of protection and alternative use of clothing. Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt have designed a cutting-edge safety invention, the cyclist airbags. The neatly crafted neck-wear design is fashioned to promote safety. In the same spirit, one Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan have developed the Frontline Gloves meant for use by firefighters as protective gear. Interestingly, there are some creators who have stepped out to redefine clothing as more than just an outfit. Soledad Martin is one such designer. Her latest work, in the prototype stage, shoes that generate energy to charge a mobile phone while running or while walking. Truly such creations are inspiring. Imagine a world where both industries work together and the possibilities are endless.
With such a deep look at the blend between technology and fashion and presenting it to readers and investors alike, Christopher Burch has created a niche for himself as a writer, an entrepreneur and an investor. The 63 year old businessman, capitalized on his love for branding and transformed it to a worthwhile investment, with keen interest in real estate, fashion and technology. His business skills started early and thanks to the partnership with his brother, their brainchild, Eagles Eye Apparel grew to a net worth of $165 million before it was sold to Swire Group. He later founded, Burch Creative Capital that boasts of well-known brands including Poppin, Cocoon9, ED by Ellen DeGeneres and Nihiwatu.
Aside from business, Christopher Burch actively participates in charitable endeavors. In this spirit, he served as a board member in the Child Welfare League, China Association of Social Work, Sumba Foundation, NYU Langone and the Orthopedic Foundation of the Rothman Institute. Chris has proved to be remarkable as a writer, investor and entrepreneur.