Question: Are you ready to #TasteTheRunway? From haute couture to haute cuisine, our signature event A Taste of (DE-FI)ance Magazine Release Party returns as a part of the 2021 Dayton Fashion Week. If you loves fashion as much as you love fine dining then this is an event that you do not want to miss!
Question: So, what happens when you take one of the Midwest's hottest Chefs and you team them up with one of the nations hottest emerging fashion designers?
Answer: You’ll find out on Monday, July 12th, 2021 when the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC produces Day 2 of the Headlining Experience of Dayton Fashion Week
Question: So, what exactly is Taste of (DE-FI)ance Magazine Release Party?
Answer: We're glad you asked because fashion has never looked or tasted so good–no there won’t be any Lady Gaga inspired meat dresses making their way down the runway! The Taste of (DE-FI)ance Magazine release Party is inspired by Italian Designer and Chef Anna Marconi’s Taste of Runway and touchdown on our runway in January 2014 before a SOLD OUT audience. Our hand selected Chef will work one on one with a Dayton Fashion Week Headlining Designer, to create a 3 course meal that includes an appetizers, entree, desert, and beverage that not only compliments the origin of the fabric used but he will also draw on his artistic skills by using only ingredients and colors that reflects the design.
For example, if the main fabric in being used in a design is Silk, then the Chef will create a Chinese inspired appetizer that reflects like the design on the runway. We'll also be reveal the Cover Model of the 2021 edition of (DE-FI)ance Magazine which launched in 2013.
Question: What else will Taste of (DE-FI)ance feature?
Answer: Featuring the Culinary stylings of one of the regions Best Chef's and matched with the designs of an Invited Headlining Designer. A Taste of (DE-FI)ance features interactive build stations based on the streamer creations selected from designs made during the 937 Street Style Festival that will be turned into wearable pieces by members of the Dayton, Garment & Textile District. The Taste of (DE-FI)ance Magazine Release Party will also feature a DJ and a Designer Trunk Show. So come ready to shop till you drop and then building your energy back up with some awesome food!
Answer: There is only ONE way to find out...P.S. this event is ALWAYS SOLD OUT Check out a few images and videos below from previous events.
Unlike previous years, the 2021 A Taste of (DE-FI)ance will feature only (1) Headlining Designer. Do you have what it takes? Request your invite today! The Deadline is December 31st, 2020.
This video was taken via cell phone from a Facebook Live feed
This video was taken via cellphone from a Facebook Live feed
This video was taking via cell phone from a Facebook Live Feed