It seems that technology always remains in fashion. On the otherhand, it is sometimes difficult for the fashion industry to embrace technology due to differences in the two sectors. Despite the challanges faced by designers to integrate technology, there are fashion designers who have used the technology to offer disruptive technologies that can solve a lot of social problems. In fact, there are individuals who are consistently looking to support such innovative and disruptive technologies. One such names is Christopher Burch.
Christopher Burch is the CEO of Burch Creative Capital. His company invests in innovative technologies that provide new market opportunities. From imagination, creativity, to incubation and support, Chris is instrumental in supporting such ideas. Accordingly, he suggests that there are a number of examples where fashion designers have successfully integrated technology with fashion. For instance, Anouk Wipprecht, a Dutch fashion designer, was among the leading designers to offer innovative products that includes drink making dresses and self-painting attire.
Following the lead, several modern fashion designers have devised new consumer products. Examples include a bike wear protection by Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin. The protection works as a neck wear. On impact, an airbag inflates to protect the bicyclist from injury. Likewise, FrontLine Gloves created by Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon are also in fashion. Fire fighters like these innovative gloves due to their heat resistant properties allowing them to view signals even in dense smoke. Using these gloves, fire teams and rescue workers can easily leave a scene or building without hurting themselves.
These are not the only gadgets available in the market. Recently, designers have tried clothing that generated kinetic energy from movement. The energy can power important consumer items including mp3, clock, and watch. There are even running shoes that can easily generate energy to charge a cell phone. Recently, top fashion designer, Diane Von Furstenberg, came to the rescue of Google, by showcasing Google Glasses on her catwalk shows. Without the help of fashion industry, Google could not hope for quick results due to the stigma attached with wearing glasses.
Since the last 40 years, Chris Burch is actively supporting disruptive technologies that includes products from fashion industry. So far, he has allowed 50 companies to prosper incuding recent introductions of ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Cocoon9, Nihiwatu, Poppin and TRADEMARK. Previously, he also embraced brands such as Faena Hotel + Universe, Jawbone and Voss Water.