The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC celebrates beauty in all of its shapes, sizes, colors, and ages by providing a platform for aspiring models to gain the attention of designers, media, photographers, and models scouts. Over 30 models have found stardom with (DE-FI) going on to appear to sign with agencies around the world appearing in Vogue Italia, Africa Vogue, Abercrombie & Fitch, and they have walked in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
In addition to gaining valuable training from (DE-FI) via our magazine and fashion events, (DE-FI) also works with models to prepare them for agency visits to Chicago. (Please Note: The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) is not an agency or a school. We do however, work with a select group of photographers that do offer portfolio building, any cost associated with any non-(DE-FI) shoot are those of the photographer and not related to (DE-FI).
All models are required to sell at least (4) tickets to the events that they are participating in, the model will be paid 50% of the (4) tickets sold, 20% of each additional ticket or individual ticket sold. Models also have the opportunity to receive 33% commission if they land a sponsor, and 15% of the ad sale.
**Professional Hair and Makeup services are provided for most (DE-FI) events by our #GlamSquad at Creative Images. Selection as a model for (DE-FI) is not a guarantee that you will receive a modeling contract, however in order to participate in (DE-FI) related events all models and or model guardians must agree to and sign a (DE-FI) Model Agreement. The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC, its owner and affiliates are not liable for any gifts or pay not delivered as a agreed by third party vendors**