The Headlining Fashion Experience

The Randy Gary Collection and MJOCHELE to Headline Dayton Fashion Week

The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC is extending (6) invitations to fashion designers to participate in the Headlining Runway Experience for Dayton Fashion Week which is scheduled for Friday, December 13, 2019. We are also inviting (6) fashion designers to participate in the Opening Act, also taking place on Friday, December 13..  While DFW is open to other producers to host their own #FashionExperience, the Headlining event will be produced by (DE-FI)  mirroring that of New York Fashion Week.  Having 6 seasons working behind the the scenes with the Council of Fashion Designers of America,  for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Unlike other regional Fashion Weeks, Fashion Designers who have been invite to participate in the (DE-FI) produced Headlining Fashion Experience will have the runway, audience, and venue to  themselves for at least an hour. Meaning, unlike other regional fashion events, there will not be another designer showing 10 minutes  after you.  Invited Fashion Designers will have the opportunity to:

  1. Mix and mingle with your guest
  2. Build a rapport
  3. Take  orders
  4. Transfer to the Fashion Village
  5. Have an  opportunity to make a profit from ticket sales
  6. Meet with Boutique Owners who will be in attendance as buyers

One  of our goals is to give each designer a 30 minutes pre-show event with  VIP guest, boutique owners and etc... to share the story of your line  give a sneak peek of what they can expect. You'll have total creative control of hair, makeup, music, looks, seating, and you will be able to  host your own casting call for models.   We are providing the venue, hair and makeup team, support and will help facilitate your casting call. 

There are only a few spots left for our Headlining Fashion Experience, once these spots are filled there will be no additional spots open.  Request your invitation HERE.  The deadline is October 31, 2019.

Participate in Dayton Fashion Week

Dayton  Fashion Week is calling on Fashion Designers and producers  that are transforming the industry to be a part of our all inclusive week long celebration of all things fashion!  Mark your calendars for  December 11th-14th,2019. 

Headlining Designers

The Randy Gary Collection


"Big Fish in a Small Pond! The time has come, Randy Gary has gotten an opportunity to introduce himself to the Midwest.  Come experience fashion from his perspective and take a glance into his  glamorous world as he presents his first collection in 5 years." 

Designer Randy Gary answered the fashion call back in 2012 after a  visit with his  nursing school counselor. “After seeing the remaining number of science  classes I had, I knew it was time to pursue my love for fashion”.  “Fashion has always been a part of my life, I have always enjoyed the beauty of it and it is something that  has always been intriguing to me, I’ve been sewing for about 7 years  now.”

On Friday, December 13, 2019, Gary will be showcasing the Randy Gary Collection during the Headlining (DE-FI) produced fashion  experience at Dayton Fashion Week. (DE-FI) is a volunteer community  Think Tank providing access for emerging designers, aspiring models, sewers, and textile makers in the fashion industry. The event  will be held in Dayton, Ohio at the Main Event Center at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

As a featured designer alongside other various designers from the area,  the new Midwest-based talent will be showing his first collections in  years: The Monroe Gary collection. “Fashion show attendees can expect to  be impressed with my designs. They can expect to see wearable statement pieces, with over the top elements … exotic  prints, trains, ruffles, sparkle, just pure drama”.

The Monroe Gary collection will be inspired by the designer himself and  his take on fashion and how he views it. This time around he’s venturing  into the ready-to-wear category, but staying true to his over the top  aesthetic. This collection will truly showcase fashion from his perspective. 

Model Casting Call

 On  Friday, October 11, 2019,6p-9p The Randy Gary Collection will host an  Open Casting Calls for Models for their Dayton Fashion Week Runway  Experience at the Edward A. Dixon Gallery located at 12 S. Ludlow St., Dayton, OH 45402

This  casting call is opened to female models ages 13 and better! Models  under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.  All models MUST wear form fitting attire; there are NO height or size  restrictions!

All  models MUST wear or bring with them a pair of 4" heels to walk in  during the casting process. All models must also bring with them (1)  Head Shot and (1) full body shot. Images do not need to be professional  and an be taken with a cell phone and printed off at a local pharmacy.

****PLEASE  NOTE: Models are being cast for the Dayton Fashion Week Headlining  Experience scheduled to take place on Friday, December 13.

Opportunities for models to receive monetary compensation are available via ticket sales.

Please send all inquiries to


MJOCHELE by Mellissa Miller



MJochele's Creative Director (Mellissa) was raised in an  Amish/Mennonite community, learning to sew, embroider, quilt, &  pattern-make at an early age. Although she has since moved away from  that lifestyle, she has carried over some of the elements of clean  lines, and avoiding waste, into MJochele, while also giving her designs  their own modern flair. 

MJOCHELE has been founded on  principles of celebrating diversity & inclusivity, encouraging  ethical practices, with social enterprise & positive community  impact at the very heart of operations. As MJOCHELE expands, operations  will remain within the US & utilize local designers,  seamstresses/tailors, and needle-workers.  

One of MJOCHELE’s  social enterprise initiatives include providing training & work for  women from within marginalized areas, such as immigrants who may  otherwise not be able to find work despite their amazing talents, and  women escaping human trafficking situations. Other initiatives include  giving back a portion of proceeds to charity, & volunteer work  within our company and community. 

At MJOCHELE, we believe that  every person carries the essence of haute couture within them; that  every person has unique requirements, qualities and tastes; and that  every person deserves luxury clothing that feels like it was designed  just for them.  

Whether you choose from our ready-to-wear  clothing lines, or indulge with our custom department, our goal is to  mirror your inner essence in the

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