Jay Calderin

Jay Calderin is an author, artist, educator, designer, and the Founder/Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week. His books have been translated into Chinese, German, French, and Spanish. His fashion design work has graced the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines, been acquired by the Peabody Essex Museum, and featured in the New York Times.

The Boston Globe refers to Jay Calderin as “a budding designer’s best friend.”  The LA Times called his first book — The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book — “a new fashion bible for designers, aspirers, and the just plain curious, this tome contains all the secrets.”

Jay has been honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay as “Big Brother of the Year,” by Youth Design, and Boston Design Week as “Mentor of the Year.” Both the Boston Arts Academy and Boston Fashion Awards have recognized him for his achievements in fashion and this year he was named one of the ALX100 by Amplify Latinx for his contributions to the community. He teaches at the School of Fashion Design – Boston, Massachusetts College of Art + Design, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His artistic endeavors explore the intersections between communication, technology, culture, and community.