Since time immemorial, technology has progressed to suit fashion needs. The evolution of music players is a testament to this theory. Over the years, music players have undergone significant redesigning from large, cumbersome machines into small, portable, and stylish devices. In the early 70’s there was the boombox, then came radio cassettes, followed by the Walkman, and now we are in the era of iPods.
This progress, however, is not limited to technology adopting to fashion. Designers are incorporating technology into apparels, in a bid to keep up with the changing trends. The intertwining of style and technology is bringing up products that were inconceivable in the past, such as drink-making dresses. Stylists are acknowledging that the incorporation of technology rewards them with a myriad of possibilities.
Through the use of technology, designers have come up with protective outfits. Airbags, which previously were found only in vehicles, are now available on bicycles. The bicycle airbag is a light neck-fitting gadget that produces the airbag in case of an impact. As opposed to the standard helmet, the device is light and does not obstruct the cyclist’s view of the surroundings.
Another discovery that is accredited to the mashup of style and technology is the development of ‘electricity generating’ clothes. In conjunction with scientists, stylists are devising outfits to harness the energy produced by body movements. This energy can be utilized in charging portable appliances such as phones and music players.
For a long time, technology and style have gone hand-in-hand. The two are not autonomous, rather, they affect each other. Technology may appeal to a person, but the style in which it is presented may be a turn-off and vice versa. However, stylists are working with technologists to iron out this issues, so the future’s bright!
About Chris Burch
Chris Burch is a successful businessman, with ventures in the fashion, real estate, and technology industries. His entrepreneurial skills were honed at a tender age, while he was still a college student. Together with his brother at Ithica College, they inaugurated Eagles Eye Apparel, which was hugely successful before they sold for over $165 million.
Burch is the honcho at Burch Creative Capital, a firm that is affiliated to renowned personalities, including the famous Ellen DeGeneres. However, this is not the only company associated with Chris. In his illustrious, four-decade career, he has actively contributed to the inception of over fifty franchises. His success is attributed to his desire to understand client needs and use them to create innovative solutions.