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|Jay Calderin's new book!
What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School
What you need to know to make it as a fashion designer
"The importance of Jay Calderin's book truly cannot be overstated.
Not only is it important to show what the human hand can do,
but equally as necessary is to guide young people
through the process of working in this field.
This book provides readers with that wide and deep overview.”
― Ralph Rucci
About the book:
do you navigate the confusing and competitive fashion world after the
relative comfort of fashion school? How do you learn to adapt to an
industry that constantly evolves and throws new challenges your way?
And above all, how do you play to your strengths as a designer, and
build a successful career in business. What
They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School is your survival guide to the
fashion industry. Providing expert advice, and lots of inspiration, Jay
Calderin shows you how to get the best out of the exhilarating world of
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Photo: Joel Benjamin
The Boston Globe refers to Jay Calderin as "a
budding designer's best friend."
Jay 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."
The Library Journal said, "In 100
short articles embellished with full-color photos and illustrations,
Calderin brings even highly conceptual and esoteric fashion design
ideas down to earth" about his second book Fashion Design
Essentials. His books have been translated into German, Chinese, and
Spanish. In addition, he collaborated on Fashion Design, Referenced,
and was a contributor to Native Fashion Now, the book that accompanied
the Peabody Essex Museum's exhibit of the same name. He also he wrote a
column called Fashion Filter on RockPaperInk.com.
What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School is his latest book. Internationally acclaimed couturier Ralph Rucci says, "The
importance of Jay Calderin's book truly cannot be overstated. Not only
is it important to show what the human hand can do, but equally as
necessary is to guide young people through the process of working in
this field. This book provides readers with that wide and deep
Calderin founded Boston
and has served as the organization's Executive Director since 1995. In
2012 he was appointed Creative Director of the first Chengdu Fashion
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 served on 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 has served as chair of the Boston Arts Academy's Fashion Technology Advisory Board since 2017.
He is an instructor and the Director of Community Relations at the School of
In addition to artist demonstrations and teaching studio art classes at
the Museum of Fine Arts, he teaches at the Massachusetts
College of Art and Design, facilitated a program called Fashion Tales
at several branches of the Boston Public Library, and joined the ranks
of CreativeLive's highly respected team of online educators in 2015.
Jay was honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay as Big
Brother of the Year in 2009, by Youth Design as Mentor of the Year in
2014, and in 2018 by the Boston Arts Academy for his achievements in
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.
Learn more about
Jay Calderin's work with Boston Fashion Week.
Check out this
video produced by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism.
And this segment on WGBH's Greater Boston
with Jared Bowen and Emily Rooney.
Listen to Jay Calderin discuss the importance and the impact of Barbie's
new shapes and shades with Tina Martin on NPR's All Things Considered'
The Two Way segment. WGBH 89.7 fm
Creative Minds Out Loud
is a podcast for arts and culture nerds,
produced by the Mass Cultural Council
Episode 64: Fashion Rolls Forward
Jay Calderin discusses one of the most meaningful fashion projects
that he's ever been a part of with Anita Walker, the host of Creative Minds Out Loud
and the Executive Director of the Mass Cultural Council.
It all started when Malia Lazu asked Jay to be one of the designers involved
in the Fashion Accessibility Project. He jumped at the chance to design a dress for
Dr. Cheri Blauwet and involve two of his students from the School of Fashion Design,
Andrea DiTullio and Sydney Siagel, in the design process.
We learn not to make
it "other" because when you do it as "other" it almost feels
you're doing a favor, like, you're doing something special and you're
of your way or something like that and we didn't want it to
feel like that. We wanted
it to feel like, "No, no. They are giving us
these great design challenges."
— Jay Calderin
Listen and learn more at https://bit.ly/2pga5fa