SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film Presents Robert Wun: Between Reality and Fantasy
ATLANTA, GEORGIA — The Savannah College of Art and Design is thrilled to debut Robert Wun: Between Reality and Fantasy, the first solo museum exhibition for internationally acclaimed fashion designer Robert Wun, at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta. The exhibition features more than 40 garments curated from the London-based designer’s archive, runway presentations, and celebrity commissions.
Born in Hong Kong, Wun has become a rising star in the fashion world since launching his eponymous label in 2014. His elaborate, sculptural garments and accessories have been extolled for their striking silhouettes, technical precision, and masterful proportions. 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. 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.
“I am beyond excited about my first solo exhibition at SCAD FASH,” said designer Robert Wun. “To share my journey in fashion design, presenting my archives from the very beginning of my career to the latest collections, presented together in one space, is a dream come true. Witnessing the timeline of my growth as a designer is an honor. I am so proud of the incredible set design that beautifully echoes the ROBERT WUN brand ethos and aesthetic.”
Wun’s elaborate collections have been praised by the world’s top fashion and art publications, and his designs have been worn by fashion icons known for making bold statements. Wun’s creations have been worn by Solange Knowles, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Naomi Campbell, Alicia Keys, Cardi B, and Charli XCX, among others. The exhibition at SCAD FASH highlights Wun’s impressive roster of celebrity clients, showcasing avant-garde looks worn by Billy Porter, Céline Dion, Tessa Thompson, Doja Cat, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, and Issa Rae, as well as Chinese actress, model, and singer Fan Bingbing and British singer-songwriter Celeste. Wun has also collaborated with film director Wong Kar-wai and designed costumes for the 2015 film Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
SCAD students from the university’s top-ranked degree programs, including fashion, accessory design, luxury and brand management, advertising, and graphic design, will have the opportunity to engage with Wun through virtual exhibition tours, conversations, and other programming.
“We are honored to spotlight Robert Wun at SCAD FASH in his first solo museum exhibition,” said Rafael Gomes, director of fashion exhibitions at SCAD FASH. “This exhibition is a celebration of the individualism, feminism, and futurism inherent in Robert’s designs. It is incredible what he has accomplished on a global level as a young designer, and he is quite the inspiration to our students.”
Robert Wun: Between Reality and Fantasy is the first museum exhibition of Wun’s work. Featuring looks and accessories from 2014 to present, the exhibition is set in a modern installation that captures the organic quality of his designs. The show will be on view at SCAD FASH starting November 11 through March 27, 2022. For more information, please visit www.scadfash.org.
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About SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film celebrates fashion as a universal language, garments as important conduits of identity, and film as an immersive and memorable medium of popular culture. Situated within SCAD Atlanta, the museum presents dynamic exhibitions, captivating films, and enticing events that mine the rich and storied legacies of fashion history to inspire contemporary designers and future innovations. Supported by the university’s strong global presence and connections to renowned contemporary fashion designers, filmmakers, and creative professionals around the world, SCAD FASH is an integral part of the SCAD educational experience.
Like the award-winning SCAD Museum of Art, SCAD FASH serves as a creative resource for students of all ages and a wellspring of inspiration for visitors. Through programming that engages the university’s broad array of academic disciplines, SCAD FASH offers diverse exhibitions, films, installations, performances, and events to enliven and inspire the greater community year-round. Each program is designed to engage and appeal to visitors with varied backgrounds and interests, from textiles and jewelry to photography and film. Past exhibitions have featured the work of designers Ruth E. Carter, Azzedine Alaïa, Pierre Cardin, Carolina Herrera, Mary Katrantzou, Guo Pei, and Oscar de la Renta. Photographic exhibitions have featured the work of Albert Watson, Jonathan Becker, Bill Cunningham, and Omar Victor Diop. Exhibitions are accompanied by curated film series that complement programming. Past films include Pierre Cardin: Le Futur, The First Monday in May, Funny Face, The Leopard, and Ovation for Oscar, among others. For more information, visit scadfash.org.