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Fashion Design Inspiration: Where to Begin

with Jay Calderin

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  •   01 Intro to Fashion Design Inspiration: Where to Begin

    04:10
  •   02 Why Create a Mood Board?

    12:03

Class duration: 2h 36m

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About The Class

a fashion industry primer.

Fashion Design Inspiration: Where to Beginis your roadmap to turning your dream of a career in fashion into a viable reality.

Jay Calderin is the author of three top-selling books on Fashion Design and the founder and executive director of Boston Fashion Week. In this class, he’ll pull back the curtain on the entire design process. 

You’ll learn about:

  • Creating a moodboard for inspiration
  • The nuts and bolts of starting a fashion line
  • Specializing in specific styles
  • Crafting a coherent collection
A career in fashion design is possible. Learn about the essential first steps in Fashion Design Inspiration: Where to Begin

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Intro to Fashion Design Inspiration: Where to Begin

    04:10
  2. 02

    Why Create a Mood Board?

    12:03
  3. 03

    Student Mood Boards

    24:59
  4. 04

    Fashion Inspiration Resources

    09:54
  5. 05

    Learn from the Masters of Fashion

    23:32
  6. 06

    Explore New Fashion Frontiers

    06:52
  7. 07

    Why Narrow Your Focus?

    19:48
  8. 08

    Find a Fashion Specialty

    11:18
  9. 09

    Craft a Collection

    31:37
  10. 10

    Learn to Edit

    12:43

Meet Your Expert

Jay Calderin

The Boston Globe refers to Jay Calderin as a budding designer's best friend. He is the author of The Fashion Design Reference and Specification Book formerly Form, Fit, Fashion, which the LA Times called, a new fashion bible for designers, aspirers and the just plain curious, this tome contains all the secrets. It was followed by his second book, Fashion Design Essentials, and a collaboration on a third book entitled, Fashion Design, Referenced. The first two books have been translated into German and Chinese. He is also a contributor to Native Fashion Now, the book that accompanies the Peabody Essex Museum’s upcoming exhibit of the same name.  ... read more

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  • Andrea Leggett

    Andrea Leggett

    June 2016

    I think this is a super taster for anyone considering fashion design as a career or hobby. Jay is a great teacher who brings knowledge and experience to the students in a really nice calm manner. I learned a great deal and Jay has expanded my horizons. Involving the students in the studio was helpful and was the questions from the presenter were useful too.

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