Photos by Randy Brooke.
BFA Fashion & Textile Designer Ven Lai felt incredibly moved by the art of Hayao Miyazaki, especially the use of vibrant color and play of magical realism and vivid imagination. The abundance of overgrown flora and unconventional execution of flight was the focus of her prints. Ven is from St. Petersburg, FL and is also a Second Place Winner of the 2007 Target/CFDA Design Initiative. She has accepted the position of Associate Creative Designer for General Motors, which began this July.