Technology and fashion grow together, according to Christopher Burch, the founder of Burch Creative Capital. By analyzing the technological and fashion trends back in the 70s and comparing them to now, Burch believes that the two industries, although they seem completely different, influence each other in ways they don’t recognize.
To prove that some technology has become distinguished thanks to fashion, Christopher Burch cites the example of Google Glasses. Wearing glasses was never considered fashionable in any way. Even after Google Glasses were invented, no one embraced the idea of wearing glasses being considered as fashion. Only computer geeks loved them.
It took the intervention of Diane Von Furstenberg to show people how fashionable the glasses trend is. Diane, a top fashion designer that is greatly recognized by the industry, made her models strut the catwalk in Google Glasses. This was the turning point of the glasses fashion. After the show, everyone started wearing the glasses for fashion reasons. Chris argues that this is the same way many other technological platforms have been developed through the influence of fashion.
Chris Burch concludes that fashion and tech can exist mutually and grow as one. To him, both of them can help each other develop. He states that the future of fashion highly depends on that of technology. For this reason, he encourages both industries to work hand in hand and learn from each other. This way, both tech and fashion could bring the best out of each other in terms of creativity and beauty.
About Christopher Burch
Mr. Burch has an investment portfolio like no other. Immediately he began his entrepreneurship journey right after college, anything he touches seems to turn to gold. All the companies he has worked for in managerial positions have grown to become untouchable. As an investor, Mr. Burch has ventured into real estate both locally and internationally. He owns various luxury homes in areas such as Florida, Palm Beach and Nantucket.
His passion for research has seen him contribute funds to numerous projects in several diverse areas. Some of them include The Sumba foundation, The Child Welfare League of Chine and the Mt. Sinai Hospital initiative. Apart from this philanthropic work, Burch has been in the entertainment industry. Three years ago, he partnered with Ellen DeGeneres, a beloved entertainer, to launch one of her brands. Such are the achievements that prove Christopher Burch’s appreciation for diversity.