Are you ready to join the movement to make Dayton a fashion destination? We are leading the way in placing Dayton in the $900 Billion dollar a year fashion spotlight. With the fashion industry being the 2nd largest employer in the US, it's more than just the clothes on our backs or entertainment; fashion is an opportunity for economic growth for the City of Dayton that has one of the fastest growing economies in the U.S. according to Forbes. We're always looking to partner with businesses and organizations to help turn our vision into a reality; and no, you do not have to "do fashion" to want to see or to help make fashion succeed in the Miami Valley!
Did you know that Macy's has headquarters in Cincinnati, a 45 minuted drive from Dayton? Columbus houses L-Brands and is home to the 3rd largest population of fashion designers behind New York and LA, and is't only an hour and fifteen minute drive from Dayton. Armani was manufactured in Cleveland, a three hour drive from Dayton. In fact, because both I-75 and I-70 run through Dayton, at least 11 other major US cities are within a 1-8 hour drive from Dayton including Chicago, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Detroit, Memphis, and Nashville just to name a few, making Dayton prime real estate for fashion manufacturing and headquarters...O-H...and did we mention Dayton is the Birthplace of Aviation...you literally cannot go a day without the innovations of the Gem City...including the the cash register!
Dayton Fashion Week is looking for long term strategic partners and sponsors with experience in marketing, education, law, manufacturing, business management, and more to help turn our vision into a reality and to support the dreams of talent who travel to Dayton from around the country for the services provided by our parent company, the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI).
Since (DE-FI)'s launch in 2013 they have organically grown into The Resource for all things fashion and creative. Their grassroots movement has revitalized the design and fashion industry in our city as well as serving as the inspiration and major influencer for multiple startups and initiatives in the city that are building an economic composition and creating a positive impact on the Miami Valley as a whole. Making (DE-FI) one of the fastest growing and influential experiences in the country!
By becoming a partner or sponsor for the Dayton Fashion Week experience, you are rallying with us in:
All of which will support the 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization, the Art of (DE-FI)ance.
The only thing that can steal the attention away from the amazing fashion on our runways is our amazing partners and sponsors! Get your business on the "It" List!