The fashion and the technological industry have simultaneously undergone some changes over time. In this case, fashion becomes technologically fashionable as technology becomes fashionable. According to Christopher Burch, understanding the past and present changes both fashion and technology has undergone might give a hint about the future.
The Past And The Present
In the 1970s a boom box was quite exciting to the users for some good reasons like its portability and the fact that it could be used to play music as well as recording. In the 1980s its popularity grew due to its improvement on the movie storyline but in 1990s people preferred using the Walkman after its invention. After ten years iPod became more popular than the Walkman.
The trend above shows that the popularity of something depend on what people considers fashionable. Fashion designers as well concentrate on producing the products that will deliver more. By using technology, they believe that great novelty standards and functionality can be achieved. One the Dutch fashion designers affirms that getting intimate with technology can reward abundantly. She is popular due to her modern designs where she designed a drink-making dress and a self-painting dress that is, DareDroid and Pseudomorphs respectively.
Looking Towards The Future
One of the fashion accessory designed using technology was a bike protection by Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt. The Airbag for Cyclists was a system to be worn around the neck, and it pops out anytime a danger is foreseen to protect the head from the impact of falling.
Another invented product based on technology is frontline gloves used by firefighters for protection where they would share critical information through gestures. The apparatus was developed by Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan.
Fashion designers such as SegraSegra and Emma Whiteside have embraced the use recycled materials in their creations. They both created amazing accessories using the recycled resources.
As demonstrated by Soledad Martin, it is possible to combine fashion and technology to produce energy. He understands that new clothes captures kinetic energy and can be used to power things such as a watch. Using the prototype, he developed a shoe which will be able to charge a phone when one moves.
Technology and fashion must work together to assist each other grow because the future of technology is leading to the future of fashion and vice versa. Therefore for tomorrow to be better, beautiful, and creative both industries must rely on each other.
About Chris Burch
Chris Burch is the founder and the CEO of Burch Creative Capital which is a firm that expresses innovative values as well as dreams for new markets through creativity. This leads to products and companies that have optimistic and long-term influences to the clients. Burch is an entrepreneur who has led to the rise of more than fifty companies. He gets to understand his customer’s behavior, and through his experience, he connects innovation to impact.
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