Hong Kong-born, London-based fashion designer Robert Wun is optimistic about the future of fashion, an outlook inspired by his role in the recent wave of social change that celebrates inclusivity within the industry. Between Reality and Fantasy, the designer’s first museum exhibition, features looks and accessories from his earliest to his latest collections, set in a contemporary installation that embodies the futurism inherent in his work.
Wun favors a narrative approach to design, embracing a global perspective that honors his heritage yet refuses preconceived notions of Asian identity. He often looks to nature to inform his work, relating the asymmetry of organic forms to the complexity of being human. In a recent collection, Wun used pleating and precise cutting to mimic the shape of a swallowtail native to his ancestral home, contrasting the delicate softness of pleated elements with layers of armor-like corsets, peplums, and harnesses. Energized by the potential of design to function as a universal language, Wun translates bold conceptual ideas into technically rigorous yet accessible garments that empower the wearer.
Please join us for a docent-led tour of this fabulous new exhibition!
Cost: Free for SCAD FASH members and SCAD students, faculty, and staff with a valid SCAD Card. $5.25 for the rest of us (this is half of the regular admission!)
Parking: SCAD FASH visitor parking is available in designated spaces in the fourth-floor parking garage located behind the main SCAD Atlanta building. Follow the SCAD FASH arrows to the designated spaces. Take the elevator to level “M.”
Time – Meet at the gallery at 10.50 am; the tour will begin at 11 am.