Chris Burch’s Inspired Thinking Brings New Meaning to the Activity of Investment:
The technology sector and fashion industry are highly companionable. The two sectors have seen, much, in the way of change over the decades. There is one consistency: and that is both sectors grow in unison. Technology is fashionable, and fashion possesses a technological based-theme. The growth pattern of togetherness, of the two sectors, is interestingly curious. When glimpsing the history of their involvement: the clarity or insight, provided, makes it apparent what types of benefits are in-store for the general public.–(Thoughts of Chris Burch–although, not verbatim.)
Persons who grew up during the decades of the seventies and eighties cannot help but remember the Boom Box. The Boom Box was mobile and presented a preferred way to listen to musical tunes, story lines–(80s) and record favored artists. The Walkman came about in the nineties. The Walkman was a great deal more compact than the Boom Box. Finally, the iPod came about. As evidenced from the preceding text: the technology considered popular, for the time-period, is considered fashionable, too.
Fashion designers are embracing technology like never before. They are very awed and appreciative when their unique fashions generate overall enthusiasm, from the general public. When the fashion designer immerses him or herself in technology, the possible outcome is tremendous. Anouk Wipprecht represents such a designer.
The Dutch fashion enthusiast has stated that by coupling technology with fashion, a great deal of experimentation is possible. Ms. Wipprecht is well-known for her drink-making dress—the ‘DareDroid’ and her self-painting dress, referred to as: ‘Pseudomorphs’.
Some fashions make use of technology as a form of protection. In example, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin created the ‘Airbag for Cyclists’. The airbag is worn around the neck of the cyclist. The airbag comes forth when the cyclist is about to hit the pavement. There is less obstruction, when wearing this form of protective wear—when it is not open: as opposed to wearing a helmet.
Firefighters, everywhere, are appreciative of the creation of ‘Frontline Gloves’, created by Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon. The gloves, with the use of technology, make communication possible, by way of indicating whether or not a site is safe to enter, by making use of mechanisms, located on the gloves.
Some designers make use of their talents by recycling certain materials. SegraSegra, recycled bicycle inner-tubes, into stylish jackets and tees. Emma Whiteside was able to create a very large gown out of radiator copper.
Energy-specific creations, by making use of movement, are also possible. Items such as watches, and mp3’s are powered up by making use of kinetic energy. Soledad Martin is working on shoes, wherein, the wearer’s cell phone is charged, while running.
Glasses are not just for academics anymore. Google Glass was not always considered stylish. Diane Von Furstenberg, one of fashion’s foremost designers, changed the general public’s thinking about wearing glasses. She had her stylish models walk up and down the runway wearing Google Glass. This type of style statement opened everyone’s eyes—so to speak.
As evidenced, from the above text, what has evolved, currently, is the result of the marrying of fashion and technology. The two sectors work, in cooperation, since one industry readily complements the other industry. The use of technology brings forth interesting elements, as to fashion. Technology, too, brings forth items that are highly functional. The motivating factor of the future is that both sectors tend to evolve around each other. The result is a world that is safer and agreeably—more pleasing.
Notes Regarding Chris Burch:
Chris Burch is the Founder of Burch Creative Capital. He is unique, in that he began his interesting investment career, by way of selling sweaters to women at Ithaca College. The firm, which became a launching pad, for the industrious entrepreneur, made it possible for Chris to evolve to his current involvement: that being, CEO of Burch Creative Capital. Chris, wisely, continued to take whatever cash-outlay, he achieved, and made it a point to wisely invest. Creativeness seems to run in the family. Two, of Chris’s grown daughters, began a line referred to as ‘Trademark’. Chris, naturally, placed some funding toward this fashionable enterprise. He, additionally, liked the line referred to as E.D.—which was created by Ellen DeGeneres. Needless to say, E.D. became another smart investment, made by Chris Burch. Chris’s other creative investments include—(although, the list is not all-inclusive): Aliph, Poppin and Nihiwatu Resort in Indonesia.
He, too, enjoys real estate investment and makes it a point to invest in vacation homes, located in various parts of the world. By the way, the sweater enterprise—mentioned at the beginning of the paragraph—led to the creation of the company: ‘Eagle Eye’. ‘Eagle Eye’ was later sold to the Swire Group—in 1998. It was valued, then, at sixty-million dollars. Chris, seems to have a particular knack, as to creative investment. He has invested in over fifty companies: amassing a relative fortune that is well over one-billion dollars. He enjoys, to invest, in the thinking of creative persons, and their associated brands. He is not the kind of entrepreneur that makes an investment decision, relative to his own self-interests. He looks at every creative undertaking as an investment, not only in the brand, but also in accord with the entrepreneur. His avocations include sailing and fishing. Chris collects minerals and enjoys spending time with his off-spring.