Jay Calderin - POB 171141 Boston
Photo: Joel Benjamin
The Boston Globe refers to Jay Calderin as "a
budding designer's best friend."
Calderin is the author of The Fashion Design Reference &
Specification Book (formerly Form, Fit, Fashion), which the LA Times
new fashion bible for designers, aspirers and the just plain curious, this tome
contains all the secrets."
His second book, Fashion
Design Essentials was published in 2011. Both books have been
translated into German and Chinese. Jay Calderin collaborated on a
book, Fashion Design, Referenced, which was released in 2013. He is also a
contributor to Native Fashion Now, the book that will accompany the
Peabody Essex Museum's exhibit of the same name. He wrote
a column called Fashion Filter on
RockPaperInk.com (read archived posts here).
Calderin founded Boston
and has served as the organization's Executive Director
since 1995. In 2012 he was appointed Creative Director of the first
Week in China. His work as a fashion designer has graced the pages of
Vogue and Elle magazines. He held the office of Regional Director of
the Fashion Group International of Boston (FGI Boston) from 2009-2010, and has
the Design Industry Group of Massachusetts (DIGMA) Design Advisory
Council since 2008. In 2015 Jay was invited to serve on the Leadership Council for Boston Creates - a citywide cultural planning process led by the Mayor of Boston's Office of Arts and Culture.
He is an
instructor and the
Director of Creative Marketing at the School of
artist demonstrations and teaching studio art classes at the Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston he facilitated a program called Fashion Tales
several branches of the Boston Public Library, and recently joined the
ranks of CreativeLive's highly respected team of online educators. Jay
was honored by Youth
Design as Mentor of the Year 2014.
His pursuits as a professional
coach and motivational speaker have afforded him opportunities to share
and explore his ideas about the fashion industry at the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston, Peabody Essex Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,
Nantucket Atheneum, and leading educational
institutions that include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, Wellesley College, Tufts
University, Lesley University, and Babson College. His dedication to
education was recognized in Martha Stewart's Whole Living/Body + Soul
magazine in a feature article by New York Times best-selling author
Cheryl Richardson about "Finding Your Passion".
Check out Jay Calderin's classes on CREATIVELIVE
is the author of:
Know Every Day
Fashion Design Essentials
of Fashion Design
Fashion Design, Referenced
Visual Guide to the History,
and Practice of Fashion
with Alicia Kennedy & Emily Banis Stoehrer
Native Fashion Now
Native American design as an
important force in the world of contemporary
fashion, this book features beautiful, innovative,
and surprising looks from Native American artists.