It is little wonder Chris Burch, Leader of Burch Creative Capital has done so well financially. His perspective about various sectors, complementing each other ideally is not only interesting; but engagingly correct. The following text sheds light on Chris’s unique vision.
Fashion and technology make good companions. Each industry is continually evolving. The industries tend to adhere to each other. Technological advances are coupled with fashion trends and vice versa. When, one thinks about it: this pairing of sectors is truly quite interesting. When glimpsing the histories of these sectors—insights come across as to each industries’ futures: together and separately. (Thoughts of Christopher Burch: however, not verbatim.)
The Boom Box was a very motivating musical source during the 70s decade. The musical enthusiast, simply, carried around this apparatus and listened to all of his favorite tunes. There were two handy areas, wherein: on one side, the listener listened to the tunes of the day, and another area, used for recording purposes. Such was accomplished by means of cassette decks. The popularity of the Boom Box continued during the eighties: except, now, movie story lines, became part of the mix. The carrying about of a musical device was pared down a bit, when persons started carrying The Walkman about. The next decade “saw” the birth of the iPod. The preceding description demonstrates that technological enhancements grow with what the general public, considers, reasonably trendy.
Today there is an interesting fusion of technology and fashion. Designers of fashion find delight in the creation of products, that are deliverable, to the general public. This coupling of fashion and technology is quite encouraging. When both are partnered together: products become much more refined.
Anouk Wipprecht is an extra-ordinarily talented Dutch designer. She is quite motivated in marrying technology and fashion. She mentions that doing so: allows the designer to grow, with respect to the creative process. Persons who know the highly skilled designer’s work, know that it is Ms. Wipprecht who created a drink making dress, named the ‘DareDroid’. She, too, created the self-painting dress titled: ‘Pseudomorphs’—both tremendous creative works.
There are protective forms of technology, which advance by means of fashion. Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin came up with a solution, in the form of making the bike helmet, not necessary. The two devised an airbag inside of a collar. This form of technology, allows the airbag, to conveniently “pop out” of the neckwear, to address any matters of impact, should the biker begin, descending, head-first from his bicycle. He is provided with a clearer vision, since he is not wearing a bike helmet. The device is handy, in that it is light. Once the airbag is triggered, it comes to full capacity, in an enormously short period of time—truly, instantaneously.
“Frontline Gloves”, the creation of Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon, allow firefighters, working in pairs, to trade valuable information, by way of “hand gestures,” without taking up oxygen, in order to properly communicate. The gloves, come with electronic mechanisms, which allow the other team member to receive information that the “coast is clear,” or that the “situation is unsafe.”
SegraSegra creates T-shirts and jackets, out of recycled bicycle inner-tubes. Emma Whiteside, quite literally, created a nascent work of art using recycled radiator copper and creating a beautiful, enormous gown.
Soledad Martin is busy working on a proto-type for shoes. While walking, an individual is able to charge his cellular device.
Diane Von Furstenberg, headed fashion in the right direction, allowing her runway models to wear Google Glass—a head mounted optical display, providing the appearance of eye-glasses.
As evidenced above, technology and fashion are very complimentary together. One is able to “lend a helping hand,” to the other—quite readily. Beautiful and extra-ordinary fashions come from using technology as a by-product: or the other way around, too. The idea of form and function, is foremost, when combining technology and fashion. The motivating force of the future is in the fact that each industry learns from the other. In doing so: the world—as a whole, becomes one of grand composition; and everyone in it, attains the sense of greater security.
Profile of Chris Burch:
Chris Burch of Burch Creative Capital comes from a middle-of-the-road family. He was born and bred on the East Coast of the United States. Chris, in 1976, while he was a student at Ithaca College, and his brother, Robert, initiated ‘Eagle’s Eye’ apparel. The investment for the project was $2,000. He purchased sweaters for ten bucks and sold them for fifteen dollars. Burch made it a point to manufacture his product. He sold his product line, on campus. His line expanded to other campus sites. Soon the brand was made available, in the way of retail establishments. The brand expanded to an impressive $140 million in total sales revenue. The company, in part, was sold to ‘Swire Group’, in 1989. It was sold, in its entirety, at the end of the 90s. The end deal was that of sixty-million dollars.
Chris, over the years, has participated in a number of very appealing investment deals. His portfolio includes: a trendy office supply establishment that goes by the name of ‘Poppin’, a producer of phone gadgetry known as ‘Aliph’, which, by the way, owns the popularized Bluetooth handset—‘Jawbone’, and Powermat—a wireless charging setup. Chris, too, has invested, heavily, in the real estate market. He has properties in The Hamptons, a property in Nantucket, and a beautiful resort in Indonesia. The highly-refined resort is on the Island of Sumba. He has invested in other endeavors such as ‘BaubleBar’, ED by Ellen DeGeneres and Voss Water. All-in-all, Chris has involved, himself, in investing in well over 50 retail brands as well as investing in property, in all parts of the world.