In the last century, both technological and fashion industries experienced immense growth. This success can be attributed to one of the sectors influencing the other. Although the journey of the two industries has been linked for centuries, during the last century, the effects were conspicuous due to globalization.
The 1970s marks a clear example of the tremendous interaction between technology and fashion. This period is associated with the boom box, the first radio cassette to future dual cassette decks. This technological advancement was an instant hit among music lovers as it provided them with freedom that had never been experienced before in the music industry. For the first time, ordinary music fans were able to copy music from one tape to another with just one device. Its portability also meant that the music lovers could enjoy their music everywhere. The music system became fashionable and was soon seen in music videos and movies. Sony repeated the trend when it introduced the Walkman. iPod also had a similar impact in the society.
Designers are also pushing on marrying fashion and tech industries. Anouk Wipprecht is one of the principal designers involved in this activity. Professionals believe that marrying the two industries will help introduce higher standards in both functionality and innovation of wearable items. Anouk is known for her dressmaking and self-painting dresses.
Fashion items such as Airbags for Cyclists are set to revolutionize how the fashion industry protects human beings. The product uses the same technology deployed in car airbags. During a collision, the neckwear inflates to cover the head of the cyclist. It protects him or her from head injuries that can be fatal. Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin designed this unique product. Other designers, Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan, have created the Frontline Glove. This product is aimed at improving communication between firefighters. The designers believe its adoption would help speed up evacuations during fire outbreaks.
About Chris Burch
Chris Burch is an experienced investor, entrepreneur, and fashion icon. Over the years, he has helped to found and guide more than 50 companies to success. This success is attributed to his personal experience and his access to some of the world’s best professionals. The shrewd entrepreneur has extensive experience in dealing with startups.
He is the founder of Burch Creative Capital. The company is invests in upcoming businesses, especially in fashion, technology, hospitality, and organic foods. Some of the key brands associated with the enterprise are Cocoon9, TRADEMARK, Nihiwatu, and Ellen DeGeneres. The alumnus of Ithaca College was one of the founders of Eagle Eye Apparel. This corporation was later sold for $165 million.