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— 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.

—  Hello!

Pioneering the next inclusive experiences.

Grace is an Assistant Professor at the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design. She serves on FIT Museum’s Body Advisory Committee and holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a masters in Design & Technology from Parsons.

From designing graphic interfaces for smart phones and wearables, to constructing accessible blazers for women with breast cancer, Grace's work examines the intersection of fashion & technology. Focused on socially responsible design, she uses code and craft to make interactive explorations that further support her role at Open Style Lab (OSL), a non-profit organization.

 

 
 
 

Notable Press

NBC News - Nonprofit Merges Hi-Tech and High Fashion to Make Clothes for People With Disabilities
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
Refinery29- Why Some Of The Country's Best & Brightest Spent The Summer Designing Clothes

 

Speaking + Engagement

From the White House to ABC Channel News, Grace has been asked to speak about disability and design in numerous settings around the world. She has been fortunate to be supported by academic faculty, inspiring creatives, and a strong community from Open Style Lab.

 
 

France

Avantex Messe Frankfurt
Paris
Fall 2018

Spain

Reshape 
Wearable Tech Competition, Judge
Barcelona
10/3/17 -  past

US

FIT Museum, Fashion and Physique Symposium, New York, 02/23/18

SXSW Speaker - Style for All: Universal Designed Clothing, Austin, 03/10/18

Open Style Lab final show, Parsons School of Design, New York 08/11/18

Museum of Science, Boston: Open Style Lab showcase 10/18

MIT AgeLab Presents The Longevity Economy: Symposium and Book Release11/13/17 - past

 

Africa

World Federation for Occupational Therapy, Cape Town  05/21/18

Design Indaba 2017
Global Graduate, Speaker
Cape Town
3/3/17 - past

 

 

 

General Inquiries

—  I’d love to hear from you.

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