FROM THE FOUNDER:
beauty of Boston’s unique approach to a week celebrating
fashion is best defined by two things, which have been
true since its inception in 1995. First, the commitment
to community building and second, the understanding
for a need to evolve with each year.
is art. Fashion is culture. Fashion is communication. And
now in Boston, fashion is community. Above and beyond the
hype and glamour that drives fashion, what really brings
together the many artists who participate in "the
week" locally is a sense of community.
Creative Economy Initiative is a study sponsored by the
Massachusetts Cultural Council. This report shows how
important a role the arts play in New England. The study
sites that the creative industries is a larger cluster
than those normally seen as a driving force in the region
(health technology and computer software) employing
245,000 (3.5 percent of the regions work force).
quote from MCC’s Executive Director, Mary Kelley,
defines it best, "Massachusetts has long believed
that culture builds community"
this in mind the cultivation of the fashion arts locally
is a sound concept that promises to benefit the community
as a whole, affecting education, culture, community
services and tourism as well as the economy.
& Executive Director
more about Jay Calderin visit www.calderin3.com