Sam Shan, BFA Fashion Design, grew up in in Burma. At the age of 14, he fled on his own as a political refugee and began a new life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He came to the U.S. at age 20 and today is a U.S. citizen. Each year the Academy awards a full Presidential Scholarship to a graduating fashion student from City College of San Francisco, and in 2014, Academy President Elisa Stephens selected Shan for the scholarship. Shan’s childrenswear collection was inspired by playful colors and whimsical shapes in the work of artist Paul Klee. Shan incorporates sustainable practices through use of 100% natural fibers and eco-friendly dyes. Marisa Chentakul, BFA Textile Design, was born and raised in Bankok. Her aim was to challenge the textile side of childrenswear for this collection. She designed refined and unique repeats, and engineered prints with children’s ink stamping, playful images and collages of daring colors and textures.