On Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9-11a, the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC will host our first Open Call of 2019! All applicants MUST be in line by 11a, models not in line by 11a will not be seen. The Open Call will be held at the Dayton Studio Collective located at 1001 E. 2nd St., Dayton, OH 45402. This is your chance to join the (DE-FI) Model Incubator and receive first hand industry knowledge and experience from industry vets free of charge! Our volunteer based, community outreach focused incubator has helped pave the way for over a hundred regional models to be signed with modeling agencies from around the world by providing them with world class runway experience and tear sheet quality images, and professional development to help them avoid pitfalls of the industry.
We equip our models with proper knowledge of the industry and empower them by focusing on inner beauty, healthy living, and personal care. We put our models in front of the world’s top modeling agencies with our annual Chicago agency visit and connect them with some of the most influential casting directors in the industry. Our models have appeared on Project Runway, Empire, feature films, and in the pages of Vogue. They’ve been named top models to watch by InStyle Magazine. They’ve been signed to some of the world’s top modeling agencies including MP Model Management/Factor, Red, and Next, and have walked for Miami Swim Week, New York, Paris, and Milan Fashion Weeks for designers like Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and Versace, just to name a few!
The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC has always celebrated beauty in all forms, there are no height or size restrictions. We also understand we only get better with age! Be sure to leave your wallet at home too because we do NOT sell classes or dreams and we do NOT require payment to join our family. All that we ask in return is that you volunteer 40 hours a year in your community, are willing to work as hard at achieving your dream as you expect us to work to help you achieve your dreams and that you respect our time and resources.
All applicants should wear all black form fitting attire for the Open Call. No makeup should be worn to the Open Call or in images. Hair should be pulled back into a ponytail or out of your face if you wear your hair shorter. No logos or wild print should be worn in person or in your images. All models should wear comfortable shoes to the casting, seating will be limited. Each applicant should bring (2) recent images taken via cell phone and printed off., (1) Headshot and (1) Full body shot. Please write your full legal name, email address, and phone number legibly on the back of each image.
Callbacks will take place on the spot; models receiving callbacks should plan to stay for a required meeting after the Open Call at 1p. Models invited to join our Model Incubator are required to complete a series of (6) monthly Professional Development Workshops called Model Talk before being eligible for castings, agency visits, photo shoots and other benefits related to (DE-FI). All inquiries should be directed to [email protected]. #OpenCall #TheFashionPipeline #FashionAdvacement #WhatDoYouDEFI #FirstFlightNowFashion