Chris Burch: The Relationship Between Technology and Fashion

The fashion industries, and the industry of technology, have seen obvious changes over the years. One constant thing about them is that they grow together at a seemingly same speed. Over time, technology has grown to be fashionable, and fashion has grown to become technologically fashionable. The fascinating part of the story is how they grow together. A glimpse in the present and past can shade light on what is in the future.

The Past and Present
There was an excitement brought about by the 70s boom box. This technology allowed you carry around your favorite stations and tunes. Moreover, it had two cassette decks. One was used for recording and another for playing the music. Its usage, which went into the mid-80s, got added to the movie storylines that increased their popularity. While the 90s approached, the invention of the Walkman allowed you to purchase a more personalized experience with music. A decade later, the music experience became smaller with the invention of the iPod. Technology always grows with increasing popularity of what is mainly considered as fashionable.

Currently, fashion and technology have synthesized. For the fashion designers, nothing adds value to their life than creating something that delivers quality. While using this technology, they see this as possible. The Dutch fashion designer, Anna Wipprecht, marries technology and fashion. She does this as an exciting experiment as you dive into the world of technology. There are endless possibilities when it comes to innovation in the fashion industry. For her vagrant-dress, she has gained popularity. The cloth has increased adoption n a massive scale in Europe and Latin America.

While technology use is inevitable, fashion has become advanced. For Anna, it may not be fashionable to wear the motorbike helmet. However, the helmet offers high-end technology and protection in case of an accident. She also talks about air bags. Whenever an accident occurs, they will pop up and protect your head from damage. When it is not opened, you can view the surroundings better. Firefighters as well have benefited from technology and fashion. Frontline Gloves is a new technology in the market. It allows you to pass information in fire environments. So, you don’t have to leave the building to send a message.

Moreover, there is lots of fashion created by recycled material. Inner tubes of bicycles can be recycled to develop one-of-a-kind jackets. Recycled radiator copper can be used to create long gowns.