The world is gradually coming to terms with the reality of what the combination of technology and fashion can achieve. Before addressing the topic, we ought to appreciate the few individuals that brought this understanding to limelight. I may not know all of them but I know one. His name is Chris Burch.
Mr Burch has entrepreneurship prowess in his DNA, or how else can you describe a man from an humble background but became a millionaire in his teens before he got through with college. He has demonstrated time and time again that he can succeed exceedingly in any industry. After making his marks in fashion, he went into technology and real estate and prove his mettle as a entrepreneur per excellence.
Many business men and women will never forget Chris Burch for the knowledge he disseminated both in writing and on the field. Today, he presides over Burch Creative Capital, a company with an intimidating brand of portfolio.
While explaining the evolving trend that characterized the synergy between fashion and technology, he reminded us that the toast of music lovers in the 70s, the boom box, only last a decade despite affording people the opportunity of conveying great tunes form place to another. It took only less than two decade to witness the invention of the Walkman, a clear improvement in fashion and technology to the boom box. The Walkman was popular for its personal music experience facilities, but fashion and technology were not done. Before the close of the century, the iPod took the center stage. The trend has never stop ;there will always be an improvement on previous inventions.
Many accomplished fashion designers believe that the world of fashion will be grossly disadvantaged in innovation and functionality without the inputs of technology. The pioneer of avant-garde designs, Anouk Wipprecht, could not agree less. In her words:”technology is like a playground, a place of experiment, and as you dive deeper and deeper into the technology and systems, it rewards you with endless possibilities.”
In contemporary times, fashion is going beyond just attraction to providing some form of protection against likely body injuries with the aid of technology. Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin demonstrated this when they came up with airbag for cyclists fancily structured. The airbag not only protects the head from injury but also provides visibility of the surroundings unmatched with what you get using a helmet.
Also, nobody would had believed that fashion and technology can be brought together to create energy few decades ago,but this is now a reality. We now have clothes that power watch, mp3 and other appliances with their ability to capture kinetic energy.
The synergy between fashion and technology holds great promise for the world. What we have seen so far can only be likened to a tip of the iceberg.
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