The Dayton Fashion Meetup

About Our Meetups

 Dayton Fashion Week is under new ownership and management and will get a  reboot in the Gem City June 17th-20th, 2020! The Dayton Fashion Meetup group is for established and aspiring Fashion Designers, Entrepreneurs, Boutique  Owners, Fashion Event Producers, Photographers, Wardrobe Stylist, Hair  Stylist, Makeup Artist, Prospective Fashion Sales Representatives, and  Models who would like to take it to the next Level and meet other  business professionals involved in the fashion industry and make Dayton  Fashion Week one of the most influential fashion events is the country!

Meetups will include:
• Fashion Business Networking Events and Expositions
• Fashion Trends Workshops
• Fashion shows
• Parties
• Mixers
• Trivia
• Bowling
• Wine tastings
• Game nights
• Scavenger hunts
• Museums visits
• And more

The  organizer of this group is the Owner/Director of the Dayton Emerging  Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC a volunteer community Think Tank providing  access for emerging designers, aspiring models, sewist, and textile  makers into the fashion industry. And starting in May, Meetup events  will take place monthly; so get your calendars out and let's have some  FUN! The City of Dayton has one of the fastest growing fashion markets  in the country as a result of the hard work and diligence of (DE-FI),  one of the most influential grassroots organizations in the country.

A  first of its kind fashion organization, (DE-FI) serves as an umbrella  organization that addresses every aspect and need of those seeking  careers in fashion including micro-manufacturing, workforce development,  e-commerce, and production via our subsidiaries the Dayton Garment and  Textile District, The Gem City Sewing Company, Dayton Threads, and the  newly acquired Dayton Fashion Week

(DE-FI) Designers have gained  firsthand experience working behind the scenes of some of the most  legendary design houses and retail companies in the world. Their designs  have been featured on the covers of Vogue Africa, in Vogue Italia, and  Essence magazines. Our designers have been named to Forbes Top 30 Under  30 Fellows and they have also had their designs featured in music  videos, commercial print, and film.

Over 100 of our models have  been signed to agencies worldwide including Factor, Red, and Next. They  have appeared on Project Runway and in the pages of Vogue. They have  walked for New York, Paris, and Milan Fashion Weeks for designers like  Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and Versace and have appeared in commercial ad  campaigns for Michael Kors, Old Navy, Kohl’s, and Ashley Stewart. Our  models have appeared in prime-time television for shows such as Empire  and feature films on the Hallmark channel. Outside of modeling several  of our models have gone on to pursue professional degrees in fashion, as  well as acting from some of the most prestigious programs in the  country.

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