— 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 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.
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
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
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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