Mark your calendars for June 17th-20th, 2020; Dayton Fashion Week is under new Ownership and Management; powered by the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC the architect of one of the most influential fashion organizations in the country. Dayton Fashion Week is calling on local, national and international designers that are transforming the industry to be a part of our all inclusive week long celebration of all things fashion!  

Introducing the Headlining Fashion Designers for #TheReboot of Dayton Fashion Week:

The Randy Gary Collection


Coral Marie

Anastasi Fashion

MOB/LUX Clothing

Emma Fry  

Mixd Fashion

While the  Headlining Designers have been confirmed you still have one more opportunity to participate:

1) Host Your Own Event

About the (DE-FI) Produced Headlining Event

This curated event gives emerging designers the unique opportunity to  strengthen their business skills in a real time opportunities and curriculum taught by industry and business experts!  Designers invited to participate in (DE-FI)'s Headlining Event will have the opportunity to grow their brand by participating in various Business of Fashion Modules presented to them over the months after fashion week.  Designers you will have the opportunities to work on editorial shoots for your line via (DE-FI)ance Magazine  and sell pieces from your line via Dayton Threads.   The Best Part is, there's no application fee to participate!

The  Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC extended invitations to fashion designers to participate in the Headlining Runway  Experience for Dayton Fashion Week which is scheduled for Saturday, June 20th, 2020. We are also inviting  (6) fashion retail businesses to participate in the Opening Act, also taking  place on Saturday, June 20th, 2020.  While DFW is open to other producers to  host their own #FashionExperience, the Headlining event will be produced  by (DE-FI)  mirroring that of New York Fashion Week

Having 6 seasons working behind the the scenes with the Council of Fashion Designers of America,  for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  Unlike  other regional Fashion Weeks, Fashion Designers who have been invite to  participate in the (DE-FI) produced Headlining Fashion Experience 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 10 minutes  after you.  Invited Fashion  Designers will have the opportunity to:

  1. Mix and mingle with your guest
  2. Build a rapport
  3. Take  orders
  4. Transfer to the Fashion Village
  5. Have an  opportunity to make a profit from ticket sales
  6. Meet with Boutique Owners who will be in attendance as buyers

One   of our goals is to give each designer a 30 minutes pre-show event with   VIP guest, boutique owners and etc... to share the story of your line   give a sneak peek of what they can expect. You'll have total creative  control of hair, makeup, music, looks, seating, and you will be able to   host your own casting call for models.   We are providing the venue,  hair and makeup team, support and will help facilitate your casting  call. 

Host Your Own Event

Not only will there be (DE-FI) produced events, Dayton Fashion Week is giving you the opportunity to do fashion your way by hosting or producing your own fashion experiences that can take place in a variety of  venues across the Miami Valley from galleries, showrooms, dinner  parties, museums, cultural institutes and have total creative control. This is your chance to  grow your clientele with an exploration of creative fashion, shine a  spotlight on retail development, and make Dayton, OH a fashion destination.  

Events can range in topic and size and will consist of meetups, workshops,  talks and social gatherings hosted by fashion designers, models, photographers, stylist, Hair and Makeup artist individual artists, creative companies and organizations that serve the fashion community in some way.  

The Deadline for applications is May 20th, 2020.

See our Official Code of Conduct HERE

Host Your Own Event

While all Fashion and Beauty Professionals are welcomed to host their own events throughout the week.  The deadline for Hosting is May 30, 2020