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A Weekend Of (DE-FI)ance

  • 17 Sep 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • 19 Sep 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Coworking Experience


  • We are gearing up to launch the next phase of The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Coworking Experience, join us on Sunday, September 19th, 1p-3p for our Dreamforce Open House during A Weekend of (DE-FI)ance! We're looking for individuals to help the creative talent and businesses that come to the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator achieve their dreams!

    You do not need experience in the Fashion Industry to join our Dreamforce...business is business regardless of the industry. If you have experience in the following disciplines...area talent needs your support:

    Business Management
    Business Analyst
    Financial Planners
    Branding and Rebranding
    Image Consulting
    Life Coaching
    Social Media Marketing
    Graphic Design

    Learn how you can get involved and be a resource to keep area/regional creative talent on track,motivated,and focused,as they are building their teams and support system to pursue their dreams.

    Dayton Fashion Week returns July 13th-17th 2022! On Sunday, September 19th you'll get a #SneakPeek of some of the Behind the Scenes activities of our Designer Talk Series, as the designers in our incubator have been putting in work. Our designers are building both their teams and brands and will make their initial pitch to headline the 2022 Dayton Fashion Week. Learn about their brands, the support that they need, and how you can help them take their careers to the next level.
  • Join us at the Dayton Mall, Friday, September 17th, 6p-9p for a curated evening of crawls, shopping, networking, giving, and of course fashion! At 6p we'll kick the night off with Happy Hour at 3rd Perk, followed by a fashion show featuring clothing from Dayton Threads, Rue 21, Top Notch, and more! We'll be closing out the night with a crawl! There's no cost to attend
  • Get Ready to Bump, Set, and Spike! Join us for a little fun competition at Setters on Saturday, September 18th, 12p-4p for the very first Modelpalooza Sand Volleyball Tournament, a networking experience as only (DE-FI) can produce!

    We are bringing a media, retail, creatives, fashion, community outreach organizations and more together for a battle that will consists of a bracket-style round robin format where teams compete against one another ultimately resulting in a winner with bragging rights.

    Grab your squad or sign up by yourself for this coed sand volleyball experience! Details are as follows:

    -Teams must be coed 4 – 6 players
    -Recreational level with minor lifts left for play
    -Games: 3 matches to 25 points; rally scoring
    -Game Times: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm

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Are  you ready for the 4th Annual A Weekend of (DE-FI)ance?  We are bring a  fashion and beauty experience as only (DE-FI) can with a weekend full of  supporting local businesses, community outreach initiatives,  networking, education, fun, and the official countdown to Dayton Fashion  Week!  Mark your calendars for September 17th-19th, 2021, this years festivities will include Fashion Night Out, Modelpalooza, and the Countdown to Dayton Fashion Week and Dreamforce Open House.  Your RSVP is requested and light refreshments will be served. Please direct all questions to info@daytonemergingfashionincubator.com

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