The Future of Fashion: Chris Burch

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Fashion Designer | Posted on 30-12-2016

Technology and fashion are two industries that are constantly changing and growing. Sometimes the two overlap. A current trend is to fit the retro clothes or current clothes with the present tech. Anouk Wipprecht is a Dutch fashion designer known for her cutting edge styles and she has made such innovative dresses as the drinking making dress and the self painting dress.

Technology and fashion can fuse together in numerous ways to help us. One way is to protect us. Protective gear is often ignored. Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin recently created an airbag for cyclists, where a bag pops out to protect the neck. Frontline Gloves are a fashion tech created by Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon to help firefighters know information during an emergency through just a simple hand movement.

Some designers are using technology to create fashion. For example, recycling is being used by SegraSegra to take old bike inner tubes and create jackets and t-shirts. Soledad Martin is creating shoes that charge a phone as you walk/run. Fashion and technology come together to help create a totally new product. They grow from one another. Fashion and technology can have a complimentary relationship in some cases.

Chris Burch, founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, runs a firm that manages venture investments and brand developments. He officially reached billionaire status in 2012. Burch has always had a love for fashion, even in college. He and his brother started a small company in college, which grew to a 140 million dollar company. He eventually sold it and started Burch Creative Capital to foster new brands and manage his own investments. Since he started Burch Capital, he has also launched other brands and fashion lines as well. He also invests in real estate and other ventures as needed. Burch has deep roots and interests in the fashion community.

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