Jay Calderin
The Boston Globe refers to Jay as "a budding designer's best friend.”

Jay is the author of three books, The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book which the LA Times called, "a new fashion bible for designers,” Fashion Design Essentials, and What They Didn’t Teach You in Fashion School. He also collaborated on Fashion Design, Referenced, and was a contributor to the book Native Fashion Now.

He is the founder and Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week and creates numerous opportunities for our students to connect with the industry. His work as a fashion designer has graced the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines.

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, by the Boston Arts Academy in 2018 for his achievements in fashion, and in 2019 by Boston Design Week as “Mentor of the Year.”