The boom box became popular in the 1970’s, and was adaptable for both radio and cassettes. With two cassette decks, music could be played on one, while the second could be used for recording. By the 1980’s, boom boxes had become such a poplar item, they were often seen in movies. Later on in the 1990’s, the Walkman replaced the boom box in popularity due to its much smaller size. Approximately ten years later, the iPod replaced the Walkman due to an even smaller size and newer technology.
Today, it is about the combination of fashion and technology. Fashion designers are using technology as an integral part of their designs. Anouk Wipprecht has taken this to a new level. Her designs include a dress capable of making drinks, and another that is actually self painting.
Other designers are using technology to assist us in everyday life. Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin have designed a type of helmet for bike riders. This is placed about the neck, and in case of an accident, contains an airbag. This also provides better visibility than a standard helmet.
Frontline gloves have been designed by Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon. These gloves allow firefighters to receive critical information with a simple movement of their hands. These gloves give them the information they need to do their jobs properly.
Even recycling is taking a place with designers. SegraSegra has used pieces of bicycles to create her fashions. While Emma Whiteside has designed an amazing gown using recycled parts from radiators.
The benefits of combining fashion with technology are almost endless. From energy to watches, shoes and electronic gadgets, the popularity of these items can be overwhelming. Even the “stigma” of eyeglasses can be overcome with the use of technology.
Christopher Burch was born in 1953, in Pennsylvania. He married a designer of fashion named Tory Robinson in 1996, and they had three children, all sons. Burch teamed up with several architects in 2004 and they created a gorgeous resort in Buenos Aires. In the same year, his wife released her own label for her fashions.
Burch created Burch Creative Capital along with Tory Burch, and became the companies COE. This is primarily an investment firm, and is located in New York City. In 2012, Burch (https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/31/the-future-storefront-how-brick-and-mortar-retail-will-look/) hit billionaire status and was featured in Forbes.