— Grace Jun is a designer, educator and social entrepreneur based in New York. By merging fashion with technology, she pushes the boundaries of universal design to be inclusive of disability and aging.
Pioneering the next inclusive experiences.
Grace Jun is a thought leader and community builder for diversity and inclusion. Working at the intersection of universal design & fashionable technology, she is an Assistant Professor of Fashion at Parsons School of Design, and CEO at Open Style Lab (OSL), a non-profit dedicated to making style accessible to people of all abilities.
As a designer, professor and social entrepreneur, Grace equips her community with best practices to challenge quality of life for aging and people with disabilities through creative making. From designing graphic interfaces for smart phones and wearables, to constructing accessible blazers for women with breast cancer, she has received nation-wide attention.
Make it Awards - Knicks x Squarespace NYC Entrepreneur
SXSW 2018 - Style for All
Vogue- The Next Phase of Inclusive Fashion: Designing for the Disabled
New York Times - Designing for All Abilities
Design Observer, AIGA - The Business of Design
Boston Globe- Designing Clothes to Empower People with Unique Needs
Fast Company- The MIT Lab That’s Quietly Pioneering Fashion For Everyone
Construct3D, Georgia Tech, Atalanta, Georgia 10/06/18
FIT Museum, Fashion and Physique Symposium, New York, 02/23/18
SXSW Speaker - Style for All: Universal Designed Clothing, Austin, 03/10/18
National Academy of Sciences - Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion: Proceedings of a Workshop.“Health and Medicine Division.” Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion: Proceedings of a Workshop. March 13, 2018.
Adaptive Clothing and its Application for Female Breast Cancer Patients with Lymphedema - Grace and Sanchez, Vanessa, The 2016 Fiber Society’s Fall Meeting and Technical Conference. Cornell University. Oct, 2016
Shape Changing Materials: Exploring Applications of Smart Memory Alloy with Fabric and 3D Visualizations” - Jun, Grace, Baseta, Efilena and Randhawa, Jaskirat. Research Gate. April 06, 2016. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.2900.5209
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