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There is a very interesting relationship between the fashion industry and the technological industry. As much as the two industries keep evolving over time, they remain conjoined in such a way that fashion evolves to become fashionable while fashion evolves to become technologically fashionable. Christopher Burch, the founder of Burch Creative Capital, was analyzing the past, the present, and the future trends in the two industries.
The fashionable technology in the 1970s and 80s was the use of boom boxes in carrying, playing, and recording music. Boom boxes were sensational: they came with a handle that made them portable and double cassette decks. The 90s came with a different fashion. The boom boxes were out fashioned by the more personalized and portable Walkman audio players. Fast forward to the 21st; the fashionable music gadgets are the iPods.
Today, fashion designers are adding a pinch of technological innovation to their products. Case in point, two fashion queens, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, recently designed airbags that cyclists wear around the neck for protection in the event of accidents. These airbags are replacing the traditional helmets that are not only bulky but also limiting regarding the area of view. Another example is the use of Frontline Gloves by firefighters to communicate during their firefighting operations. The special gloves were designed by Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon.
Fashion designers are already making inroads into designing clothing that can tap the kinetic energy and convert it to electrical energy. With such clothing, people will be able to generate enough power to charge devices, such as music players, while running.
About Chis Burch
Chris Burch is an expert and an investor in technology and fashion industries. He was the man behind C. Wonder, an apparel currently owned by Xcel Brands. He is also a partner to Ellen DeGeneres with whom they launched ED by Ellen Degeneres.
Chris is involved in charity. He supports charitable organizations, such as The Henry Street Settlement and The Sumba Foundation among many others.