The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC is NOT a modeling school, we are NOT an agency or talent management. (DE-FI) is an organization that provides opportunities for aspiring models regardless of age, height, weight, size, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexuality.

Since launching July 13, 2013 nearly 30 models who got their start with (DE-FI) have gone on to sign contracts with some of the top agencies around the world. Like our designers our model alums have appeared on the covers and in the pages of Vogue Africa, Vogue Italia, Ellements magazines, they have also walked during New York Fashion Week and have even appeared on Project Runway.

Models will receive professional training, runway coaching, and models selected to appear in (DE-FI)ance or A Generation of (DE-FI)ance Magazines, will receive Tear Sheet quality images that can be used for agency submissions, all FREE of charge.

There are ways for models to receive pay for the work that they do with the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC; if you are booked for one of our Runway Shows, you will be asked to sell (4) tickets to that event. If you sell (4) tickets, you will be paid the cost of (2). If you sell more than (4) tickets, you will be paid the cost of (2) plus 20% of each additional ticket sold past the (4). If you sell less than (4) you will be paid 20% of those tickets sold. If you do not sell any tickets, you are still eligible to participate in our event as a volunteer model. (Note: similar payment schedules are also available for ad sales and sponsorships)

There’s no catch!


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

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