Category: Fashion Designer

Moving and Travel Shopping with Kim Dao

On this video produced by youtuber Kim Dao, Kim explains that she is moving from her current home in Japan to the middle of Tokyo. She is also preparing for a trip to Denmark because her grandmother has recently passed away. In her video, Kim Dao is in the process of moving.


In her video, Kim Dao first talks about her experience with her grandmother passing away, and that she had to go to Denmark for a week for her funeral. Unfortunately for her though, she had shipped many of her winter clothes to Australia so she didn’t have any warm clothes available for her trip. As a result, she ended up doing some shopping to prepare.


Kim Dao showed some of the clothes that she recently bought. First, she showed some outfits that she bought from Cecil McBee, to include a spring dress, a skirt/sweater outfit, a Heattech brand turtleneck, a black top and another grey top of the same style, a flower top, and some pink pants. In addition, Kim Dao bought some Pokemon merchandise for her family in Denmark to include Pikachu plush toys, Pikachu folders, and for herself a Pokemon skin care bag, a Pikachu hair tie, and a Pikachu plush toy which reverses into a neck pillow.


To conclude her video, Kim Dao talks about her next videos which will include Osaka videos, Tokyo videos, and a Denmark blog.



Christopher Burch: Combining Fashion And Technology To Benefit The Masses

The fashion and technological industries have seen a variety of changes over the decades. The journey that has seen them grow together is a fascinating one. In the 70 and 80s boom boxes with dual cassette decks were popular for taking your music with you. They were replaced by the Walkman and later the iPod which were smaller, offered a more personal experience and the technology was considered fashionable. Today there’s a similar synthesis taking place with fashion and technology. People like Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht are marrying fashion and technology and produced drink-making and self-painting dresses called the DareDroid and Pseudomorphs.


Many people are using fashion to protect people. They’ve created airbags for cyclists, Frontline Gloves to help firefighters better communicate while inside burning buildings, jackets and t-shirts out of recycled bicycle inner tubes and used recycled radiator copper to create a large gown. Others are transforming the kinetic energy generated by people’s movement into electrical energy to power watches, cell phones and other devices. Google Glass technology has made wearing glasses cool and there are many other ways technology and fashion can grow together and offer benefits to each other and the people that use them.


Christopher Burch is an entrepreneur that invests in a number of industries for almost four decades. The Burch Creative Capital founder and CEO, he has helped luxury brands like Voss Water, Poppin, and Faena Hotel + Universe to incorporate technology into their products. A former The Continuum Group and Guggenheim Capital board member, Burch began his entrepreneurial career while an undergraduate at Ithaca College. He invested $2,000 to found Eagle’s Eye apparel and sold the company to the Swire Group for $165 million.


Part of the reason for Burch’s success is his skill in finding the nexus between implementation and innovation. He also has an innate understanding of consumer behavior. Plus he has experience using direct-to-consumer channels and superior sourcing infrastructure. Burch has invested in real estate projects in the U.S. and internationally and has partnered with Argentinian hotelier Alan Faena and architect Philippe Stark on projects. He recently acquired the luxury resort Nihiwatu, located on the island of Sumba in Indonesia.


Burch also founded apparel, home décor and accessories company C. Wonder, Cocoon9 energy-efficient luxury pre-fab homes and Ellen Degeneres’ lifestyle brand ED. He’s also invested in companies in the technology, apparel, organic food, retail, home furnishings and hospitality industries.

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