(Insert long dramatic sigh here)
Well, as you know by now, COVID-19 wrecked havoc on our plans for #TheReboot of Dayton Fashion Week and while it may not have been the 20/20 "perfect vision" we had anticipated...we still have vision nonetheless. And we can't just dismiss the hard work and effort of our (DE-FI) family, the designers, models, supporters and hundreds of ticket holders like they didn't exist. So we created this page to pay homeage to what Dayton Fashion Week 2020 would have been.
Just know as a part of the immersive #FashionExperience that we were planning for #TheReboot of Dayton Fashion Week, our guest were going to be taken behind the scenes with some live photoshoot action for (DE-FI)ance which was scheduled to be released during this years A Weekend of (DE-FI)ance in September.
Yep, we were going to be shooting the cover featuring models who had successfully completed our Model Incubator along with looks that had just debuted on the runway by the Headlining Designers. And for the first time ever we were hosting open photoshoots for the inaugural digital version of (DE-FI)ance Magazine during DFW and that event was SOLD OUT! #DamnTheRona
Not only that we had R.U.D.E Productions hosting two events:
The Headlining Runway Experience was going to be THE MUST attend event of the year! We had 6 designers headlinging their own Runway Experience. Unlike other regional Fashion Weeks, Fashion Designers who have been invited to participate in the (DE-FI) produced Headlining Fashion Experience during Dayton Fashion Week were going to have the runway, audience, and venue to themselves for at least an hour and a half. Meaning, unlike other regional fashion events, there were not going to be other designers showing 10 minutes after you.
And the 937 Street Style Festival...let's just say the people were ready to Squad up, come dressed to slay, and show the Fashion World why the 937 is ready to take over as the Fashion Capital of the Midwest at the ultimate style fest of the year!
Take a look below at some of the designers, local celebrities, and models that were ready to fashion magic!
Having 6 seasons of experience working behind the the scenes with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Dayton Fashion Week is open to other producers to host their own #FashionExperience. Unlike other regional Fashion Weeks, the Headlining event will be produced by (DE-FI), mirroring that of New York Fashion Week . Each Headlining Designer will have the runway, audience, and venue to themselves for at least an hour. Meaning, unlike other regional fashion events, there will not be another designer showing immediately after; each designer will have a different runway setting and audience, and more!
Our parent company, the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC has a history of selling out events, in fact they've sold out 10 of our 13 previous events and the 3 that weren't sold out were short just a few tickets of a sell out. So you (DE-FI)nitely don't want to miss this opportunity because once tickets are gone, we will not add any additional tickets. Get your tickets today
During the 937 Street Style Festival, we are celebrating Style Boss honorees succeeding in fashion, philanthropy, and business, while inspiring others to join the ride. Our guests will shop their closets, hear their stories, and leave empowered by their powerful pearls of wisdom. 20% of the sales will benefit The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience
Respectfully Utilizing Dance & Entertainment Presents Players A Night of Food, Forward Fashion & Entertainment at the Haus of Bamboo was an independently produced event during Dayton Fashion Week.
They were going to have aCocktail Hour dinner, a fashion show, and entertainment will start at 7! Tickets were $50 and include appetizers, dinner, water, tea and lemonade. There will be a cash bar.
For more on RUDE visit http://www.rudeburlesque.com. Get your tickets today
This expo was set to be your one stop shop for all your wedding day/event needs. One lucky couple (engaged/married) will walk away with cash.