King Burch

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Business Leader | Posted on 14-03-2017

Recently, Chris Burch, founder of Burch Creative Capital published an interesting article about fashion and technology. Essentially his comments surrounded the theory that as fashion changes, technology makes similar changes. What came first fashion or technology? A very perceptive Mr. Burch notes that one industry can drive the other and not necessarily in any order. He reminds us how the old boom box craze went from a large box to today’s small mp3 players. We had a need to decrease the size of our music. Fashion is the same philosophy, most all of us carry cell phones and experience the same challenge of how to keep it charged and ready for use. The fashion world is helping us out by working on shoes that will change our phones. We live in an amazing time!

Chris Burch, who may be best known for making his wife’s fashion success possible, made it to the Forbes billionaire listing in 2013 after he sold his percentage of Mrs. Tory Burch’s fashion brand. Sadly, the marriage didn’t stick and the couple divorced two years after the launch of WASP-chic fashion in 2004. In 2011 Chris debuted his own successful line of preppy clothing known as C. Wonder. While initially not a billion-dollar brand, Chris has tremendous plans to take the brand international with 300 worldwide locations. As a veteran of the fashion/retail world, his success is sure to continue.

Two of his six children (three girls from a first marriage plus three boys from the second) are also set to enter the fashion world. Mr. Burch, born in March, 1953 has a diversified investment portfolio including real estate, office supplies and technology. Making his home in exciting New York City, New York this self-made billionaire also has an office in Shanghai to manage venture investments and brand development. Mr. Chris Burch has been on boards associated with Orthopedics, The Pierre Hotel and Guggenheim Partners.

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