Chris Burch – Closely Following The New Trends In The Fashion And Technology Sector
Fashion and technology have a close relationship and over the years have grown together, even though in the outset, it might not seem like it. The growth in one industry triggers the increase in the other, and it is this success and trends that trickle down to each other. Thus, it is needless to say that technology influences fashion and vice versa. To make things clear, let us take the familiar example of how people used to carry boom box in the early 1970s as a mean of listening to music.
As the technology advanced, boom box was replaced by the cassette decks and then to Walkman and CD players, and today using iPods to listen to music is a universal trend. The fact that using these tech gadgets were also considered fashionable is what connects technology to fashion. The technology that is seen as fashionable also reflects upon the sales figures and the revenue it generates.
There are many designers today who are working towards fashion trends that bring fashion and technology together, such as Anouk Wipprecht, who has designed a drink-making dress. Designers such as Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin are focusing on fashion wear for sports category that uses technology to provide better protection to the users.
Chris Burch, one of the most famous serial entrepreneurs, author, and investor, has been closely following this amalgamation between fashion and technology for years. He is the chairman and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, which is a VC firm that looks for ventures and projects to invest in and has invested in many different industries, including fashion, technology, healthcare, hospitality, and more.
Chris Burch started as an entrepreneur at a very age when he was studying at Ithica College. At that age, he began an Eye Apparel firm in collaboration with his brother, a company that he later sold for close to $200 million. He is also a passionate philanthropist and donates generously to various charities to support underprivileged people.