Jay Calderin was born and raised in New York City. The LA Times called his first book, Form, Fit & Fashion, "a new fashion bible for designers, aspirers and the just plain curious, this tome contains all the secrets." After moving to Boston and discovering the great wealth of local fashion talent, he adopted it as his new home, where he founded and became the Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week. He has since written Fashion Design Essentials: 100 Principles of Fashion Design, and has collaborated with Alicia Kennedy and Emily Banis Stoehrer on Fashion Design, Referenced scheduled for release in the spring of 2012.


He is an instructor and the Director of Creative Marketing at the School of Fashion Design in Boston, a position that allows him to be involved in programming development, and community outreach, while also functioning as an industry liaison. In addition to the wide variety of fashion and professional development courses he teaches at SFD, he has also served as an instructor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Burdett College and Lasell College. His dedication to education was recognized in Martha Stewart's Whole Living/Body + Soul magazine in a feature article by Cheryl Richardson about "Finding Your Passion".


His pursuits as a professional coach and motivational speaker have afforded him opportunities to share his ideas about the art and industry of fashion at institutions including Harvard University, Wellesley College, Tufts University, Lesley University, Babson College, Bay State College, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Peabody Essex Museum, Boston Public Library and the Hatch Festival in Bozeman, Montana.


In his capacity as a fashion designer his work has graced the pages of Vogue, Elle, the Boston Globe and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. Dance Magazine also noted his work as costumer for the dance company Peter DiMuro Performance Associates.


Early in his career, he worked as an independent magazine publisher and television producer, and he has extensive experience in photography, web/graphic design, fashion show production, and multimedia journalism. He has authored many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines and the internet. He has worked as an accredited fashion editor, photographer and as a fashion commentator for television. His more avant-garde art photography has been featured in a series of shows at the Tristan Gallery in Provincetown Massachusetts, which represented him as an artist on Cape Cod.


He credits his solid foundation in fashion to his training as a teenager at the High School of Fashion Industries in New York City. The school cultivated a work ethic and commitment to excellence that has served him well ever since. Throughout his career he has maintained a passionate dedication to the importance of giving back to the community, working with local charities as well as grass roots endeavors to nurture and develop new talent - a driving force behind his work with the Fashion Group International of Boston as a Regional Director.


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