Technology continues to permeate all aspects of modern day living. Today, technology is being infused in the fashion industry. People have even coined the term, ‘technologically fashionable.’ The future of this new industry looks exciting and lucrative. But how did we get here so fast? Well, here’s a brief rundown of the changes and advances rocking this niche.
The narrative sometimes begins in the 1970’s. It was in this era that the boom box got invented. With it, users could walk around listening and enjoying their favorite tracks and radio stations. The device was capable of recording music from any of the in-built twin decks.
Walkman & iPods
A decade later, Hollywood played a crucial role in popularizing the boom box. People were filmed walking around having tons of fun with their gadgets. In the 90’s things got a little bit fancy and the Walkman got released. This device paved the way for the development and the release of the iPod. Each of the other innovations was deemed more fashionable and appealing than the previous ones.
Come the 21st century and fashion and technology are interconnected. Two inventors, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, came up with the Airbag for Cyclists. This is how it works. In the event of an impact, the airbags inflate and cushion the rider from injury. Additionally, the airbag has the advantage of giving the rider an unobstructed view of their premises.
Airbags for Cyclists
Another compelling innovation is the Frontline Gloves. This is designed to be used by the firemen when they go to put out fires. The creators are Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon. It helps the firefighters keep track of each other inside burning towers. The industries help each other to grow. For instance, Google Glasses would never have been as famous as they are today had it not been for the fashion designers who took them to the catwalks in the fashion week galas.
About Christopher Burch
Christopher, 63, is the current CEO and President of Burch Creative Capital. The American entrepreneur has interests in a wide range of businesses. Fashion is one of his passions. Mr.Chris Burch is the co-founder of the Tory Burch, a high-end boutique. He’s a highly revered branding specialist who has helped numerous start-ups make it to the next level of success. To-date, he has sunk well over $50 million in seed money to various companies in the U.S.
Christopher is a published writer. He focuses on technology and fashion and how they relate to each other. He is also involved in charity work. He has worked extensively with the Langone NYU Medical Center to foster empathy, caring, and compassion to those in need.