Jay Calderin receiving the 2019 Mentor of the Year Award from Boston Design Week Co-Producer Tony Fusco (left.)
What is Entrepreneurship in the Fashion Industry Today?
April 26, from 1:00PM to 2:30PM
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
RSVP via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/JordanaZoom
Entrepreneur Jordana Guimarães is the Co-Founder of Fashinnovation (https://fashinnovation.nyc) the portal that bridges the gap between the fashion & technology industries, bringing innovations to the forefront based. Fashinnovation recently produced its 6th Worldwide Talks online with more than 50 speakers from the fashion, technology, business and innovation industries. She will be interviewed by Boston’s own Jay Calderin, author of numerous books on fashion design and education; Director of Community Relations and Co-Director of Education at the School of Fashion Design Boston; and Founder & Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week, established in 1995. Discover what's really happening in fashion in the world today!
Jordana is of Tunisian/Egyptian descent and was first generation born & raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Through her upbringing, what always filled her household was food, wine and laughter with people from across the globe – as her parents were avid entrepreneurs. This fueled a fire in Jordana to create a business one day where she would create community, but more so than just the creation of it, relationships to last a lifetime would be developed.
Fashinnovation is an innovative company created to humanize an industry that involves everyone around the world - even if you're not in the industry, everyone wears clothes! Bring the people behind the innovations/technology… After all, it ALL starts with the person. Bringing CEO's & Leaders and allowing them to be themselves makes our Fashinnovators want to be close to us always!
In January, 2022, Fashinnovation closed a special partnership with Spring Studios, most recent home of New York Fashion Week. This year-long partnership with Fashinnovation which will include year-round activations, special projects, young designer incubator and much more.
Jordana recently published her first book which aims at “humanizing homelessness” titled: It Can Be You, and she is married to Marcelo Guimaraes, Fashinnovation's Co-Founder, and has two baby girls. Known for inviting people to their home where a glass of wine is always shared, Jordana & Marcelo want to do the same for their community and bring everyone into their home & hearts.
About Jay Calderin:
Boston’s own Jay Calderin is the author of numerous books on fashion design and education; Director of Community Relations and Co-Director of Education at the School of Fashion Design Boston; and Founder & Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week, established in 1995. Known for encouraging young fashion designers to pursue and advance their careers, Jay was recognized with The Mentor of the Year Award in 2019 from Boston Design Week.