Chris Burch is one of the most leading investors and fashion experts with a personal fortune of billions. He is mostly known as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital as well as Co-founder of Tory Burch LLC. He has been featured in Forbes Magazine for his achievements and expertise in the arena of investment and fashion as well as brand development. Also, he also has a keen interest in technology as well. In a recent article on engadget.com, he has given some interesting insights on future tech fashion trends.
According to Chris Burch, both fashion and technology has been evolving together and shaping each other in a mutual arrangement. In his article, he pointed out a number examples from the past where we can see that a number of times technology has transformed into fashion and fashion became technological. It is the same way; a bulky boom box has transformed into a fashionable MP3 player. It’s actually the fashion designers who are always obsessed with innovation and functionality and trying to create a what their customers are looking for. This is what helps experts like Chris to predict the future trends in tech fashion.
There are a number of possible trends that we can expect in the near future. One of those is the increasing popularity of recycling. Now designers are coming up with intuitive fashion accessories and clothes through recycled materials. An example of this is SegraSegra who came up with jackets and t-shirts from recycled bicycle tubes. In addition to that, designers will shift their focus to using technology in fashion to deliver something safe for their clients such as the Airbag for Cyclists by Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin that pops up out of the neckwear. In addition to that, we will also see a trend where fashion and technology will be combined together to energy as well. Soledad Martin, a popular fashion designer, has already come up with a shoe prototype that can charge a cell through kinetic energy.
Chris also hopes that in future we will see a better and stronger synergy between technology and fashion. In the past, fashion designers such as Diane Von Furstenberg who helped to popularize new technologies such as Google Glass and the trend will intensify in future for sure. According to Chris, both technology and fashion influenced each other in the past and the same trend will continue in future at an accelerated rate.