BFA Fashion Design student Shannon Galati has been awarded a scholarship from Fashion Group Foundation. Only two students were chosen in the Bay Area. The Scholarship Committee chose Shannon based on her portfolio and interview. They told Shannon that they were “very impressed with your achievements and commitment to the fashion industry.” On Friday, December 1, 2006, the two scholarship winners were officially announced at the Fashion Group Foundation of San Francisco’s Annual Scholarship Fundraiser. The cocktail reception and silent auction benefits young design students. Academy of Art University hosted this event in The Gallery at 79 New Montgomery Street.
On Tuesday, November 14, 2006, the San Francisco Chapter of Fashion Group International hosted a panel discussion at the W Hotel and invited seven School of Fashion graduates who launched their collections during New York Fashion Week to display their garments during the event. The graduates were Quyen Nguyen, Li-Jen “Alan” Lee, Pablo Fernandez, Laurie Browne, Young Jun Ryu, Masamichi Matsushita and Susan Fort. Fashion Group International is a global non-profit association for men and women in the fashion industries. Membership provides personal and professional development, trend and business information, networking opportunities and support for the Fashion Group Foundation Scholarship. Please visit their website to learn more at www.FGI.org