The new Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator [DE-FI] is holding an open casting call on Saturday, May 25 for fashion designers and boutique owners specializing in women’s, men’s, children’s, plus-size and petite designs.
This open call will take place from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at 137 North Main Street, Suite 200, in downtown Dayton. Those wishing to participate must bring the official application form which can be found online.
DE-FI is looking for established designers and area boutiques to participate in a runway show at the upcoming DE-FI Launch Party on July 13 at Sunwatch Indian Village.
Also being sought are six “emerging” designers who will be handpicked to participate in DE-FI’s six-month Designer Boot Camp. Those selected for the boot camp will be given a support system – including designer mentors, work space and seamstresses – to help them create and produce their own lines, strengthen their business skills and grow their brands. The Designer Boot Camp participants will be eligible to have their designs showcased and sold locally at Joli Boutique and will have the opportunity to showcase their lines during Midwest Fashion Week in Indianapolis.
The mission of the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator [DE-FI] is to lay a strong foundation for a viable and profitable fashion industry in the City of Dayton. For more information, visit www.daytonemergingfashionincubator.com or send questions via email to [email protected]fashionincubator.com.