Recently, Christopher Burch wrote an article about technology and fashion coming together to create a new style. He talked about the past and the present of technology. Burch touched on the 1970s Boom Box that could come with two cassette decks in order to dub from one cassette to another. This tape recorder that also included an AM/FM radio, has also been used a prop in many films and television shows. Technology soon gave us the Walkman, a small cassette player for playing when one goes jogging or visits the gym. IPods followed with the same versatility as the Walkman, only people could download any kind of collection of songs they wanted from the internet.
Anouk Wipprecht, who’s an avantgarde Dutch designer, has created outfits that have technology included. Wipprecht has designed many technological-fashion outfits, including the drink making dress. It is a leather cocktail dress that contains a pouch with the mixings for the Terroir drink. There is a heart on the dress that can hold a shot glass as the drink is being prepared.
Technology looks towards the future. Technological fashion experts are designing bicycle air bags that can be worn around the neck like a necklace. Another piece of fashion technology is the Google Glass. On one hand a person can see through these glasses. And on the other hand, the glasses have a small computer built into the frame.
Christopher Burch is the CEO and founder of Creative Capital, founded in 2008. He was born in Bryn Mawr, PA on March 28, 1953. He was raised in Wayne PA by an Episcopalian mother and a Roman Catholic father. While an undergraduate at Ithaca College in New York state, Burch started helping his brother Robert sell at sweaters Eagle’s Eye apparel. This was the first business that Christopher Burch helped found.
J Christopher Burch, who makes his home in Miami, FL, isn’t only interested in technological fashion, he also dabbles in real estate. In 2004, he helped to develop the Faena Hotel+Universe in Buenos Ares. He’s also interested in the bottled water industry, founding Voss Water. Burch has his hand in the jewelry industry with the BaubleBar. Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres are noticing Burch. Burch joined DeGeneres to launch Lifestyles E.D. that sells clothing for men and women. It also sells housewares that include table cloths and place mats to dress up the eating table.