Chris Burch is one trend-setting investor enthusiast who easily “makes the grade,” when making investment decisions. He combines insight and focus, in order to achieve the best brands and real estate opportunities; inside his impressive portfolio. The text which follows provides, clear definition, as to the intent of the creative investor.
The technology and fashion sectors have been coupled together over the years: and just like an “old married couple” have proven highly companionable. First the two sectors experienced a “heady” elopement and then their progression, as a true-some twosome, has proven, that by marrying the two sectors, the best in product deliverables are produced. The best way to demonstrate the following insight is to look back at the past, carrying it forward to the current time, in order to locate what is to happen in the future. (Thoughts of wisdom by Chris Burch—however, not verbatim.)
Persons growing up during the 70s remember the mobility of the Boom Box, in way of listening to favored musical tunes. Then the 80s rolled around and the inclusion of movie lines became a feature of listening to audio, on the Boom Box. During the 90s, The Walkman became the focus, of the person interested in listening to music. Finally, during the decade of the 2000s, the iPod was introduced; and became quite popular. The preceding shows us that technology is like keeping up with the “Fashionable Neighbors.”
Now, there exists a trend of combining fashion and technology. The designer is interested in creating designs that make use of technology, in a highly refined and fashionable way.
The Dutch Designer, Anouk Wipprecht is one such designer. She is noted for her works including a drink making dress—titled: ‘DareDroid’, and a self-painting dress, referred to as ‘Pseudomorphs’. One look, at Ms. Wipprecht’s portfolio shows that she invests her time in combining technological elements, into her sophisticated designs.
Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin devised an airbag, worn around a biker’s neck, that conveniently, comes forth, when the biker is falling forward. Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon, designed ‘Frontline Gloves’, for firemen, in order that each could communicate to one another, by way of electronic devices, located on the gloves. SegraSegra, creates jackets and T-shirts, made from recycled inner-tubes and Emma Whiteside, designed a gown, composed of recycled radiator copper. The designer, Soledad Martin, is working on a shoe proto-type, making use of a person’s movement, which will charge the jogger’s cell phone. Diane Von Furstenberg, allowed her models to wear Google Glass, when showing her line on the runway. As is evidenced from the preceding creations, fashion and technology, are very companionable.
Notes Regarding Chris Burch:
Chris Burch launched his career, by way of the fashion line known as ‘Eagle’s Eye Apparel’. The brand was eventually sold—resulting in a sale amounting to a sum in the millions of dollars.
Chris, currently, is the leader of Burch Creative Capital. Some of his investments include: ED by Ellen Degeneres, Poppin, Aliph, Powermat, Voss Water, among many others. He holds real estate investments in Nantucket, The Hamptons, and a retreat, on the island of Sumba in Indonesia.