(DE-FI)ance magazine is a meticulously designed, award-winning, independent annual fashion, art, and lifestyle publication published by the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC. Curated for a global-minded audience (DE-FI)ance magazine has sold in 13 different countries, this magazine was created to give a voice and exposure to emerging talent and has continued to grow in influence that reaches well beyond the Midwest region. For the first time since it's launch in 2013, the 2019 (DE-FI)ance Magazine is accepting submissions; see the guidelines for submission HERE.
Our goal is to be the accessible voice and inspiration to the confident and creative woman who loves fashion but is not the stereotypical saditty, face giving snob. She is smart, strategic, hard-working, and considers herself more of a businesswoman than a fashionista can own any room that she walks into. She’s a mentor, who is not afraid to share an embarrassing story about herself, admit mistakes and is able to handle the demands of her ole with grace and a sense of humor.
We are committed to elevating fashion, couture, style and fashion professionals from the Miami Valley area, across Ohio and around the Midwest. Our goal is to raise awareness of the world class talent in our region and offer opportunities to expand your market and client base. We are the "go to" publication for insiders as a networking tool, continuing education and platform to shine. In December 2019 we will offer a directory of professional fashion designers, photographers, wardrobe stylist, and HMUA's
In 2018 (DE-FI)ance Magazine received invites and press credentials to cover high profile events during New York Fashion Week produced by Art Hearts Fashion. We focus on industry talent that hails from or operates in the Midwest and features diverse disciplines from designers, models, photographers, HMUAs, stylist, and more! Our readers are fashion insiders, business professionals and fashion supporters. Our brand recognition is growing exponentially, the 2018 edition of (DE-FI)ance Magazine continues to sell weekly 6 months past it’s release!
The Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC is a volunteer community Think Tank providing access for emerging designers, aspiring models, sewist, and textile makers into the fashion industry.
Photographer: Lamar Pacley of Shuttereye Photo