Call it a chip off the old (DE-FI)ant Block or a mini hype event for the main experience! In the Fall of 2013 we were introduced to the fashion and food concept by our friends at Alternative Fashion Mob in Columbus who suggested that we try our hand at food themed fashion experience. A few months later in January 2014, (DE-FI) introduced Dayton to #FashionMeetsFood and had attendees ready to #TasteTheRunway with the inaugural A Taste of (DE-FI)ance.
In 6 years of A Taste of (DE-FI)ance, each experience has been sold out and no one has ever walked away witnessing the same experience or tasting the same runway. Organizations from around the country have reached out to (DE-FI) for information on how to duplicate this experience. After a brief hiatus to plan the opening of our House, we are excited for the return of A Taste of (DE-FI)ance taking place during the 2021 Dayton Fashion Week, scheduled for December 5th thru 11th, 2021.
While planning for the opening of our House, we also decided to add a little twist by hosting a mini series of hands on immersive Fashion Meets Food experiences where attendees learn the origins of fabric while creating a unique entree that reflects their story in the months leading up to the main experience. #WaitForIt
Dance break between Designer Showcases at the countries premiere Fashion Meets Food experience, the Taste of (DE-FI)ance.