Thursday, Oct 07, 2021 2:00p -
Boston Public Library: Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
Art, Lectures & Conferences
Join the Boston Public Library as part of their Never Too Late Group geared towards older adults for this talk if you’ve ever entertained the idea of a career in fashion, dabbled in it as a hobby, or just want to know what goes on behind the scenes. Author, educator, and founder of Boston Fashion Week, Jay Calderin, will guide you through the fashion design process and explore the many ways into the industry, at any age.
The Boston Globe refers to Jay Calderin as "a budding designer's best friend." He is an artist, author, educator, and the Founder/Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week since 1995. His fashion design work has graced the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines, has been acquired by the Peabody Essex Museum and featured in the New York Times Style Section. His artistic endeavors explore the intersections between communication, technology, culture, and community.
Jay Calderin is Co-Director of Education, Director of Community Relations, and an instructor at the School of Fashion Design in Boston, teaching a wide variety of fashion and professional development classes. He also teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Jay is the author of The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book which is available in 5 languages, as well as Fashion Design Essentials, and What They Didn’t Teach You in Fashion School. He has also contributed to Fashion Design, Referenced, and Native Fashion Now.
This program will take place in the Rabb Lecture Hall on the Lower Level of the Johnson Building of the Central Library in Copley Square. Registration is not required, but the BPL does have some COVID-19 health and safety guidelines:
All programs are first-come, first-served until reduced capacity limits are reached (91 for Rabb Hall including presenters and BPL staff).
Once capacity is reached, no one else will be admitted to the program.
All program attendees must wear masks covering the nose and mouth.
Program performer will remove their mask during the program.