Chris Burch is a renowned figure in the fashion and technology industries. He has been involved with these two industries for over four decades. Over the years, he has managed to make serious observations, and he is in a position of predicting the future of these two industries. Recently, he had the opportunity to talk about them, and this is what he had to say.
Chris Burch made the observation that these two industries have experienced a lot of changes in the past. He also made the observation that despite the changes, these two industries have continued to grow together. He further acknowledges that easiest way to determine what is coming is to look at the past and the present. When comparing the past and the present, he uses the changes that have occurred in the music industry. He uses the boom box of the 70s, proceeds to the disk cassette, then the Walkman and finally the iPod. He shows how these gadgets have changed as technology and fashion continue to grow.
Burch compares technology to a playground where fashion makes its experiments. Concerning the future, Burch uses the scenario where fashion has used technology to protect humanity. Burch says that fashion designers have created some devices to help protect us. For instance, there are air bags that have been designed to protect bikers from accidents. He also talks of the gloves that have been developed by designers to help firefighters communicate and protect themselves against accidents. He also talks about the way recycled materials have been used to make good fashion. For instance, recycled bicycle inner tubes have been used to create very fashionable jackets.
The two have also joined hands in the creation of energy. There are some shoes that have been designed to generate electricity used to charge watches as individual moves. Burch has been involved with several ventures over the years. His first venture was the Eagles Eye Apparel that he founded while he was still in college with the help of his brother. They later sold this venture for a net worth of $165 million.
Other ventures include the Nihiwatu, a luxury brand in the island of Sumba as well as the Faena Hotel + Universe that is found in Argentina. He also invests in the real estates and the food industries. He is the person behind some ventures like the Soludos and BaubleBar.