(DE-FI) Fashion Week .

Calling all established and emerging fashion designers!!  The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC is looking for participants for the very first (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week taking place May 6-10, 2014!! Benefits and incentives for participating in (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week include there are no fees to showcase your work!! We have confirmed that you Ann Argoren of the Accessories Council in NYC will not only be a producer of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week but she will also be providing accessories from her line Izzi Bags to all participating Designers and K. Nicole who has shown during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York will also be showing her line.

All showcasing designers will have vending space to sell their products with (DE-FI) receiving 20% of all sales to help cover venue and supply cost. Another benefit of participating in (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week will be that there will be boutique owners in house like American Pi and Jolie Boutique who have a history of stocking their stores with independent designers lines and we are inviting buyers to this show.

At (DE-FI) we don’t just do “fashion shows” we give our audience, models, and designers a FASHION EXPERIENCE that they will not soon forget.  We are an outside of the box organization; we hold our events at locations where most people wouldn’t think to have a fashion event  and even if the venue has hosted fashion events before, we guarantee that it won’t be anything like a (DE-FI) event.  We like to call it the snow flake affect, meaning yeah we’ve all seen snow or a fashion show before but when you look closely at a snow flake you’ll see that each flake or event is never the same, they are each uniquely different!!

Finally, we are asking all participating designers to volunteer at least one time in 2014 to serve as mentors for the participants from the My Beauty is Priceless and Sons of Solomon Youth Empowerment Seminars to help them produce their own fashion line. With a theme of “First Flight Now Fashion” May 6-10 the eyes of the fashion world will be directed at Dayton, Ohio.

So without further ado, here’s a look at what (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week has in store!

Date: Tuesday May 6, 2014

Event: Fashion Mixer and Trunk Show
Location: Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N Jefferson St, Dayton, OH 45402
Time: 5:30pm -9:30pm
Event Description:  This will be the official kick off for (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week.  The Fashion Mixer and Trunk Show will be a Happy Hour style event held at the DVAC.  Guest will have the opportunity to unwind with a drink and do some therapeutic shopping during the Trunk Show.  This event will also serve as an opportunity to meet and greet with the participating designers, models, sponsors, and the entire team behind the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC.  Proceeds for this event will go to the Art of (DE-FI)ance Fund which benefits local and independent Designers.
Cost: $10 Tickets go on sale March 8 at Salon J Ladner located at 37 S. St.Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402, American Pi Dayton located at 39. S. St. Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402 Beaute Box located 116 W. 5th St., Dayton OH, 45402, American Pi Lebanon located at 748 E. Columbus Ave., Lebanon OH.

Date: Wednesday May 7, 2014

Event: Couture Hair Show
Location: The Dayton Masonic Temple,       525 W Riverview Ave, Dayton, OH 45405
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Event Description: Day 2 of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week will take a look at a side of fashion events that are often over looked and that’s the behind the scenes hair and makeup team that work closely with designers to help them complete their runway look or photo shoots!  Eight of the top hair stylist and salons will be featured during this themed Hair Competition with a cash prize.  Proceeds for this event will go to the Art of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Fund which benefits local and independent Designers.
Cost: $20 Tickets go on sale March 8 at Salon J Ladner located at 37 S. St.Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402, American Pi Dayton located at 39. S. St. Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402 Beaute Box located 116 W. 5th St., Dayton OH, 45402, American Pi Lebanon located at 748 E. Columbus Ave., Lebanon OH.

Date: Thursday May 8, 2014

Event: Stylish Mom Runway Show
Location: The Packard Museum, 420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Event Description:  Day 3 of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week will highlight fashions from some of the area’s top boutiques!!  But unlike our other fashion shows, we aren’t using models for this event…We’re using some of Dayton’s and the Miami Valley’s most deserving and inspirational Moms to rip our runway!!  Paired with two of the Midwest’s most well-known Fashion Stylist Jennifer Link of Dayton and Sheree Alexis of Columbus the moms will be rocking designs and looks from eight of the area’s top boutiques.
The top looks will be featured in the December 2014 Issue of (DE-FI)ance Magazine and of course we will be using the Moms once again as the models along with their children.  (DE-FI) is currently accepting submissions from moms who would like to participate in this event, if you’re a mom, mom-to-be, a Glam-Mom aka Grandma and you think that you have what it takes to rip the runway during the Stylish Mom Runway Show, please send your bio 500 words or less along with (2) images of you and your children to info@daytonemergingfashionincubator.com.  The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28, 2014.  Proceeds for this event will go to the Art of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Fund which benefits local and independent Designers.
Cost: $30 Tickets go on sale March 8 at Salon J Ladner located at 37 S. St.Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402, American Pi Dayton located at 39. S. St. Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402 Beaute Box located 116 W. 5th St., Dayton OH, 45402, American Pi Lebanon located at 748 E. Columbus Ave., Lebanon OH.

Date: Friday May 9, 2014

Event: Fashion In the Mystic Garden
Location: SunWatch Indian Village, 2301 W River Rd, Dayton, OH 45417
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Event Description:  Day 4 of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week will take us back to where it all began for us in 2013–  SunWatch Indian Village for Fashion In the Mystic Garden 2.0! ;-) Merging the Culinary Skills of Chef Anthony Head and the creativity of the Taste of (DE-FI)ance which took place on Jan.3, 2014, Fashion In the Mystic Garden will feature Ready to Wear designs and dinner by candle light in the majestic setting of the Village area at SunWatch.  For those not familiar with the concept behind the Taste of (DE-FI)ance, Chef Head will work one on one with the designers to develop a menu based on the origin of the fabric used, the theme of the collection, and color schemes to produce a multi-course meal that compliments and resembles the looks on the runway.  Proceeds for this event will go to the Art of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Fund which benefits local and independent Designers.
Cost: TBA Tickets go on sale March 8 at Salon J Ladner located at 37 S. St.Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402, American Pi Dayton located at 39. S. St. Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402 Beaute Box located 116 W. 5th St., Dayton OH, 45402, American Pi Lebanon located at 748 E. Columbus Ave., Lebanon OH.

Date: Saturday May 10, 2014

Event: First Flight…Now Fashion Vintage Couture Ball
Location: Commander Aero Airport
Time: 8:00pm-12:00am
Event Description:  The 5th and final day of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week will culminate with a unique celebration of all things Dayton—from aviation, innovation, and of course FASHION!!  We’re taking a step back in time with Roaring 20’s attire social event featuring heavy appetizers, a cash bar, dancing, networking, performances, and a Couture Fashion Runway Experience like no other.  Set in an Airplane Hanger the proceeds from the First Flight…Now Fashion Vintage Couture Ball will go to the Art of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Fund which benefits local and independent Designers.
Cost: $55 Tickets go on sale March 8 at Salon J Ladner located at 37 S. St.Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402, American Pi Dayton located at 39. S. St. Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402 Beaute Box located 116 W. 5th St., Dayton OH, 45402, American Pi Lebanon located at 748 E. Columbus Ave., Lebanon OH.


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