We want this experience to be more than photo-ops and inspirational talks, which are all great, However, at this point of the (DE-FI) Incubator, the designers are almost a year in, a solid foundation has been laid, and they are ready to hit the ground running and build on that foundation. We want the designers in our incubator to have dedicated time just for them with the leaders, reps, and educators from the CFDA to absorb knowledge, gain wisdom, receive honest feedback, and clear direction on next steps. None of which can be gained in a general open to the public Guest Speaker Series setting...BTW we'll have a Guest Speaker Series for the public too during (DE-FI) Fashion Week, we just want to make sure our designers are taken care of and cracks are sealed ahead of Ohio Market Week. Additional details are coming soon.
We are currently accepting applications to join the (DE-FI) Incubator Designer Talk Series for the 2021 season! Participants in our incubator have an exclusive opportunity to headline the 2021 Dayton Fashion Week; spots are limited. The deadline for submissions in March 13th with a March 27th start date.