Owned and Directed by Caressa L. Brown, who along with Ed Dixon of Industry Events, Cindy Gaboury owner of Audio Etc, Sarah Tyrchniewicz of Pretty in Dayton, Lamar Pacley of Shutter Eye Photo, Pete Bradow of PTB Photography, LaToya Stephens community administrator, and Danielle Simpson community administrator,  founded the Dayton Emerging Fashion incubator (DE-FI) in the Fall of 2012.

Officially launching in the summer of 2013, (DE-FI) is a ground breaking organization in the Greater Dayton and Miami Valley area that introduces, mentors, and helps to launch the careers of designers, models, and other professionals into the fashion industry.

In the summer of 2016, (DE-FI) expanded into Florida under the leadership of Cheri Langley and Pete Bradow (DE-FI) South was born and is in the process of connecting and building an audience in the Coco Beach and Melbourne areas.

An organization that is ever growing and constantly evolving, (DE-FI) produces both intimate and large scale events. We are both quality driven and goal oriented giving our designers the opportunity to connect with their audience. #WhatDoYouDEFI #FirstFlightNowFashion


Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC
P.O.Box 1664
Dayton, OH 45401-1664

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