Midwest Fashion Week Kicks Off Wednesday

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According to a recent article from TIME Magazine Midwest Fashion Week is the innovator for Fashion in the Midwest.  Founded in 2006 by Haitian born designer Berny Martin of Catou Designs, Martin began designing clothes at the age of 8 and gone on to open several store front locations nationwide and has been showcased during BET’s RIP the Runway and New York Fashion Week. Midwest Fashion Week kicks off on Wednesday October 17 in Indianapolis and according to Martin this will be one of the most diverse shows ever with designers coming in from Europe, Pakistan, India, South America, the … [Read more...]



Fashion Changing Lives

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On Saturday, October 6th   WDTN Channel 2’s Marsha Bonhart will Emcee the We Care Arts local celebrity fashion show.  We Care Arts provides manual arts therapy workshop experiences for physically, mentally and emotionally handicapped individuals to enhance self-esteem and learn job skills. Some of the local celebrities from the community will include, Judy Dodge, Ohio State Senator Peggy Lehner, and Kettering Mayor Don Patterson.  Also modeling will be some of the We Care Arts clients. Tickets are $30 for the lunch and style show and the event kicks off at 10am at the Mandalay Banquet … [Read more...]



The Anatomy of Dayton Fashion Week(Part 2): The Success Stories

DFW Model Olivia Nichols wearing designs by Dlang Ferguson, Jewelry by Serket, photo by Rich Jackson

The bar was set high for the Inaugural Dayton Fashion Week, what started out as just a fun idea grew and grew and in the age of social networking word soon traveled outside of the city, outside of the state, and oh yeah outside of the country!!  Who would have thought that little old Dayton, OH would cause such a stir in the Fashion World that even the people at Italian Vogue’s party during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami would be talking about us and watching us…after all this was just the first one! The designer submission for DFW 2013 have already started rolling in starting with South … [Read more...]



The Anatomy of Dayton Fashion Week: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Part 1)

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Lawd a mercy…where do I even start??  When I first heard that someone was trying to bring a Fashion Week to Dayton in September of 2011, I immediately got excited and went to work on trying to find out who this Junda Morris-Kennedy person was, I called, I wrote, I googled, I Facebooked, pretty much I stalked her until she finally responded!!  I offered my assistance thinking that this Dayton Fashion Week thing was just going to be a cute little fashion show—BOY WAS I WRONG because This “Dayton Fashion Week Thing” turned out to be an International Fashion Spectacular that can only be summed up … [Read more...]



The Top 10 Reasons Why Dayton Fashion Week Is a Must See Event

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Alright everybody, after months of planning, promoting, talking about, writing about, through all of the ups and downs that we have experienced—Dayton Fashion Week is finally here AND IT’S GONNA BE HAUTE!!!  The Schedule is as follows: July 24 Fashion For A Cause Local Celebrity Fashion Show at the Masonic Temple 6p-9p July 25 Dayton Most Metro Presents Fashion In Downtown at Court House Square 4p-9p July 26 Kids Fashion Collection at The Bainbridge Hall the show starts at 6p July 27 Ready to Wear Collection at the Dayton Convention Center the doors open at 5p show starts at … [Read more...]



Win a Chance to Walk in Dayton Fashion Week at the Dayton Dutch Lions Game July 18

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Did you miss out on your opportunity to be seen during one of Dayton Fashion Weeks casting calls?  Were you not lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to be scouted while grocery shopping like DFW models Jaylin Snider and Maoly Ricardo?  Well, Dayton Fashion Week and the Dayton Dutch Lions F.C. Soccer team are giving you one more opportunity to strut your stuff before a panel of DFW Scouts, Leo The Lion, and oh yeah hundreds of fans in attendance cheering on the Dutch Lions Men’s Soccer team during half-time on Wednesday July 18, 2012.  The game starts at 7:30pm at Miami … [Read more...]



Dayton Fashion Week and De’Lish Café To Host a First Friday’s Model Meet and Greet

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What do you get when you combine one of the most talked about events taking place in Dayton this summer and one of the chicest Restaurants in the Heart of Downtown Dayton—You get Dayton Fashion Week and De’Lish Café’s First Friday’s Model Meet and Greet!  With Dayton Fashion Week’s Inaugural event just weeks away they are getting the party started this Friday July 6 and this event is something that your entire family can attend! From 6pm-8pm, DFW and De'Lish will have an Ice Cream Social for the DFW Kid Models. During this portion of the event, the kids will be introduced to attendees and … [Read more...]



Dayton Fashion Week and the Dayton Dutch Lions Soccer Team to Bring Fans a Unique Half-Time Show

Dayton Fashion Week models, staff, and volunteers pose with Leo The Lion during Dutch Lions Game.

The Dayton Dutch Lions Soccer games are about to get a lot more fashionable!!  On Friday June 29 the Dutch Lions will be taking on the Northern Virginia Majestic and welcoming the models from Dayton Fashion Week for a unique Half-Time presentation.   Fans are being asked to come to both the women’s and men’s game wearing their most fashionable outfits for a chance to win tickets to Dayton Fashion Week and a Spa Treatment at Beaute Box. During the women’s game which starts at 5pm the models will be selecting kids from the Dutch Lions Youth Academy and kids from the crowd to be a part of a … [Read more...]



Dayton Fashion Week’s Salute To The Troops!

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Dayton Fashion Week will be debuting a fashion/lifestyle magazine magazine in July--though it will be geared and promoted towards a national audience the first edition will be dedicated to the people of Dayton because we wouldn't be where we are today without you all!! We will be highlighting, local models, designers, artist, entertainers, business owners, community leaders, and etc. For those of you who don't know Junda Morris-Kennedy, the Founder of Dayton Fashion Week  recently relocated to the Dayton Area when her husband who is in the U.S. Air Force received new orders to be stationed at … [Read more...]



Dayton Fashion Week Gives Back

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When you think of the Fashion Industry as a whole, the first thoughts that probably come to mind are the vain egotistical plots and twist of the hit movie The Devil Wears Prada. Though bits and pieces of that movie may be true for some but in actuality behind that thin veneer of superficiality is one of the most philanthropically known industries in this country.  Whether it’s Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Fund to fight breast cancer, to Ken Coles AmFar Foundation for AIDS Research, to Gucci’s partnership with UNIECF, giving back has always been a key component of the Fashion Industry. If you’ve … [Read more...]