Both the fashion and technology industries have seen growth after growth throughout the centuries. Technologies have grown and fashion has grown. As time has gone on, fashion and technology have grown closer together; with one sometimes needing the other to find success and the other growing right alongside it.
In the 70s, the technology and creation of the boom box revolutionized the music experience for consumers. It was a personal way to listen to music, making the product very popular. When the 80s rolled around, the boom box was featured in more and more movies, adding to its popularity. Because it was so popular, it was deemed fashionable to own and carry one.
Then the 90s came, and the personalized music experience became a little smaller with the Walkman. Technology advanced and along with it came popularity. Only ten years after that and the iPod was invented, an even smaller, more popular music experience. Technology grew with the popularity and popularity grew with the technological innovations.
Sometimes fashion needs to use technology. Some things we wear are not considered fashionable but serve a purpose. The Airbag for Cyclists for example, were created as bike protection and when it’s worn around the neck, it can protect one’s head. Frontline Gloves were a fashion made for firefighters as an easy way to communicate to each other using simple gestures.
Some fashions are made using recycled materials, while others use the technology of energy in their fashion. Some designers are using kinetic energy to power fashions, like the shoes from Soledad Martin that can charge cell phones by walking or running. Sometimes, fashion and technology work together as a team to help the other one succeed.
Glasses are not considered fashionable, but with the technology of Google Glass and the appearance of the glasses on the runway, everyone wants the new glasses. The future of technology is helping to lead the world of fashion and fashion cannot gain popularity with innovative technologies. The two are forever married, helping each other and growing together.
Chris Burch knows all about the worlds of fashion and technology. As a creative professional, he is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. His company is an extension of Chris Burch’s philosophies, imagination, and creativity. Along with his help, businesses with positive and lasting impacts have become successful.
He has more than 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur and knows industry. Chris Burch has overseen the rise of over 50 companies, including ED by Ellen Degeneres, Poppin, Voss Water, Faena Hotel + Universe, Jawbone, and Cocoon9.