Chris Burch (burchbrands.com) is an entrepreneur with a diverse business background including technology, fashion, and real estate. Mr. Burch started his career at Itchica College where together with his brother started Eagles Eye apparel. Currently, Chris heads Burch Creative Capital, which partners with brands such as Cocoon9, ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Poppin, and Nihiwatu. Chris has boosted the growth of multiple technologies and luxury brands such as Faena Hotel, Poppin, Jawbone, and Voss Water.
Burch’s Investment Portfolio
Chris Burch has investments in real estate projects locally as well as internationally. He has developed lavish homes in Southampton, Palm Beach, Florida, New York, and redeveloped the Faena Hotel in Argentina. His current re-development is Nihiwatu, a luxury resort on Sumba Island in Indonesia. He has contributed toward philanthropic programs at The Sumba Foundation, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, NYU Langone, The Henry Street Settlement, The Child Welfare League of China and The China Association of Social Work.
Present day Fashion
Currently, the synthesis of technology and fashion has taken place. Fashion designers delight in creating deliverables with technology. Such use brings a high standard in innovation. Anouk Wipprecht, a Dutch fashion designer who merges technology with fashion, says, ‘’technology is a place of experiment, and as you dive deeper into the technology and systems, the reward brings about continuous possibilities.’’
Technology and Fashion Work Together
Fashion and IT have both evolved through the years. One constant factor is that they grow together. Over time, the two industries have become entwined. Technology becomes fashionable, and fashion becomes technologically fashionable showcasing a captivating journey. Sometimes technology needs support to attain recognition from fashion.
For instance, wearing glasses was trendy up until recently. Google Glass, for computer geeks, for example, may be intriguing, but the disgrace of wearing may be a little bit outlandish. For another, the cost of glasses may be too exorbitant. For people who prefer technology without the need to wear glasses, top fashion designer, Diane Von Furstenberg has a solution. Her models wore glasses while on the catwalk. Fashion shows bring out to the latest styles, so accepting Google Glass should be okay in a fashion sense.
Fashion and technology can complement one another and grow together. Chris Burch understands that the future of technology is also the future of fashion. Technology and fashion both work hand-in-hand to bring out the best results. Technology helps to create beautiful style and functional fashion as well. The excitement of the future lies in what both industries learn from each other to make this world a beautiful, imaginative, and protected place in which to thrive.