Jerry (Gerard) Dellova has a BFA in Apparel and Accessory Design /Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He is currently back at FIT as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Fashion Design. He teaches Senior Thesis Collection, CAD/KALEDO computer design, and draping/construction and visual concept classes, like Incubator. In addition, he has taken on the role of department coordinator for Study Abroad.
Jerry has spent over 25 years as a fashion designer/designer director for upscale men and women’s sportswear companies. They include Barry Bricken, GWheels, Misook, Corbin, Ltd. and Go Silk. Jerry has overseen design of all product classifications, including knits/sweaters, wovens, and outerwear for both men and women. He has traveled the world extensively for fabrics, trends, and sourcing. He was profiled in the “Style” section of The New York Times, and quoted in many trade [WWD, FGI and Premiere Vision newsletters] and consumer [The Washington Post, People] publications. He has also spoken at multiple trade/industry events.
Jerry has dressed Katie Couric for the “TODAY” show and the Atlanta Olympics; consulted on clothing for TV; lectured to consumers on building a wardrobe; and produced fashion shows. He has also written for many publications and forecasted color and trends. His past consulting clients include Defyance, Andrea Carrano, and Trend House where he still is color and forecasting manager.
He was industry mentor for the Li & Fung 2018 Innovation Project and team member of Jussara Lee’s “Hand me Up Project”. His sketches were included in “Designing your Fashion Portfolio: From Concept To Presentation”, Fairchild 2013.
Jerry is a member of numerous professional organizations including Fashion News Workshop [former Co-President/ board member], DIFFA, The Fashion Group International, and the FIT Alumni Association