Fashion and technology are seasonal. In these industries, innovation is swift. Over three centuries ago, fashion and technology were moving at a slow pace. It was hard for any significant changes to happen over an individual’s lifetime. However, the industrial revolution in Europe suddenly changed this perspective. Since then, technology and fashion have been having a positive correlation with one changing the other and vice versa. This bond is growing stronger with the passage of time.
One good example of how strong the two sectors are intertwined is the relationship between music systems and fashion. In the 70s, the introduction of boom box created a new trend. Young people were seen walking around the neighborhoods with their music systems as they listened to music from either the two cassette decks or radio stations. Emergence of the dual cassette decks helped people to record music or rewind their tapes. Boom boxes made several appearances in both music videos and movies. However, the quick advancement of technology made the systems obsolete, as Sony introduced the more popular Walkman in the early 90s. Just like its predecessors, the Walkman was soon replaced by iPods. Today, iPods are no longer fashionable as people are majorly using their smartphones because they are a portable source of music.
Apart from influencing each other, some fashion designers are working towards the synthesis of fashion and technology. For instance, Anou Wipprecht is famed for designing self-painting dresses. These designs raise the standards of innovation and functionalities in the fashion sector.
Fashion designers are also using technology to protect both humans and the environment. Products such as the Airbag for Cyclists, designed by Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, will help to protect humans from dangers associated with riding a bike. This innovative device employs the technology used in airbags to create a wearable around the neck that can inflate in milliseconds and cover the head of the cyclist when he or she is involved in an accident. Segra Segra is making t-shirts and jackets from recycled bicycle inner tubes.
About Chris Burch
Chris Burch is a renowned entrepreneur and fashion icon. His entrepreneurship skills have helped dozens of companies to grow and establish themselves in various fields. One of his well-known companies is Burch Creative Capital, a firm that invests in upcoming businesses. The corporation has a broad brand portfolio, which includes Poppin, Cocoon9, Nihiwatu and ED by Ellen DeGeneres. Chris has also made investments in the lucrative real estate sector.
Burch is an iconic fashion writer. His articles, such as ‘Tech Fashion Trends of the Future,‘ have been read by millions of people. Burch is also involved in charity work, through his J. Christopher-Burch Award for Humanism in Medicine. His career started while undertaking his undergraduate studies at the Ithaca College. He and his brother established Eagles Eye apparel. The company’s assets grew to $ 165 million. Eventually, they sold the firm.