Chris Burch is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital. He is an investor and entrepreneur with a passion for the fashion, hospitality, and technology industries. Burch’s current investments include Trademark, a clothing business by his two daughters.
Burch worked in construction during summer and after school while in junior school. Burch spent most of his young days pushing heavy wheelbarrows something he later changed while in college. Burch sold preppy girl’s sweaters and together with his brother started an apparel company, Eagle’s Eye. Since launching this venture, Burch has spent almost 40 years in entrepreneurship and investment. He has participated in the launch and growth of over fifty companies while building a personal brand in the industries.
Through the years both the technology and fashion industry have seen many changes with the only constant being growing together. Technology has become more fashionable while fashion has become technologically fashionable. The journey of growth for the two is an interesting one, and we can also expect more to come in the future.
The Past, Present, and Future
Technology grows with the popularity of what people consider fashionable. Anouk Wipprecht, a Dutch fashion designer, views technology as a playground which is a point for experimenting. It gives you more possibilities as you dive deeper.
Fashions advance through the use of technology to protect us. The airbag and helmets are just examples of fashion items married with technology to shield our heads from impact. Designers are into the recycling of materials to create fantastic styles. Inner bicycle tubes are now creating jackets and shirts. Fashion and technology work together to create energy. Movement can change to electrical power meaning new clothes can capture the kinetic energy.Find Chris Burch on Engadget for more information.