BFA Fashion Designer Shannon Galati and BFA Textile Designer Ya-Ling Hou collaborated on one collection. Ya-Ling created the textiles inspired by OP ART (optical illusions) painter Bridget Riley for Shannon’s exaggerated 1960s silhouettes. Ya-Ling is the 2007 Grand Prize winner for the SURTEX® 2007 International Student Design Competition. She is from Kaohsiung, Taiwan and lives in Menlo Park, CA.
Shannon is a 2006 Fashion Group Foundation Scholarship Award winner and a Sister City Scholarship Exchange Program winner. She will spend next year studying abroad at Studio Berçot in Paris. She is from Palos Verdes Estates, CA and has been offered a job with Abercrombie & Fitch.