Mark your calendars for July 11th-17th, 2021; 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!
Designers have (2) opportunities to participate:
1) Apply for an invitation to Headline one of (DE-FI)'s Signature Events
2) Apply to Host Your Own Event
About the (DE-FI) Produced Headlining Events
These curated events 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 Events will have the opportunity to grow their brand by participating in various Business of Fashion Modules presented to them over the months leading up to 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 fee to participate!
The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC will extend invitations to fashion designers to participate in the Headlining Runway Experience for Dayton Fashion Week which is scheduled for July 11th-17th, 2021. We are also inviting (6) fashion retail businesses to participate during the 937 Street Style Festival. While DFW is open to other producers to host their own #FashionExperience, the Headlining event will be produced by (DE-FI).
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. 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:
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. The Deadline to request an invitation is December 31st, 2020
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 more...you 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 March 1st, 2021.
See our Official Code of Conduct HERE
While all Fashion and Beauty Professionals are welcomed to host their own events throughout the week. The deadline for Hosting is March 31, 2021