So what do you get when you combine the love for fashion with the love for the City of Dayton…? You get city’s first ever Dayton Fashion Week! In July 2012, the City of Dayton will be in the international spotlight by playing host to internationally known designers and models – and DaytonMostMetro.com will be bringing you the exclusive! My name is Caressa Brown, and I am the Director of Operations for Dayton Fashion Week. First, a bit about myself: I am a 20 year veteran of the modeling industry, signing my first professional contract at the age of 12. Since then I’ve had contract offers with Click (Atlanta) and smaller markets, I’ve been a regional semi-finalist in the International Elite Model Look Competition, and after taking some time off I’ve been freelancing as a model for the past couple of years. Outside of the modeling industry, I am a graduate of Wright State University and a Community Voices Producer for 91.3 FM WYSO.
Dayton Fashion Week is being headed up by industry insider Junda Morris Kennedy who recently relocated to the Dayton area when her husband was transferred to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Junda has been an organizer and event planner for several well respected international Fashion Weeks including British Columbia, Baltimore, Miami, and the granddaddy of them all – the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York! Upon her arrival to the Miami Valley, Junda quickly recognized Dayton’s potential and has a deep respect for our city’s artistic and innovative past and present with the hopes of making Dayton a future fashion capital! And the future is looking really bright for Dayton Fashion Week, with sponsors like Milani Cosmetics, Buckeye Vodka, DaytonMostMetro.com, Elite Hair Academy, Beaute Box, and De’Lish Cafe coming on board!
Not only will Dayton Fashion Week be highlighting international designers, five will be making their international debuts during the 2012 London Fashion Week! We will be hosting several industry related seminars and we’ll be bringing in other industry insiders like international runway coach Kyle Haggerty and the Director of New York Couture Week and designer Andres Aquino. Dayton Fashion Week will be featured on Inside Couture TV ( based out of Miami, FL) and they will be looking for a local host to cover DFW for them so you’ll definitely want to check back soon for more details about the upcoming casting calls which will be held at De’Lish Café starting in February.
As a lifelong Daytonian, I can’t begin to tell you just how excited I am to be a part of this groundbreaking event for our city and I am honored to have this opportunity to bring you the exclusives every week, so check back regularly as I highlight the latest updates for DFW, shine the spotlight on the latest fashion trends, educate on the ins and outs of the modeling industry, and so much more! For more details on how you can become a part of Dayton Fashion Week check out our official website, “Like” us on Facebook and you can follow us on Twitter.