About US



We are a boutique modeling agency located in Dayton, OH dedicated to scouting, developing, booking and placing models around the globe, making (DE-FI) Models the official Mother Agent to tomorrow's fashion stars.



For nearly a decade, our sister company, the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator, better known as (DE-FI) has been the premier fashion incubator in the United State, having helped develop and launch the careers of over a thousand models, designers, and more. As the (DE-FI) Brand is transitioning under the (DE-FI) Global INC umbrella to establish itself as a global leader in events, media, and fashion the need for restructuring and prioritizing services also took place. After years of witnessing the models from their Model Incubator go on to do some amazing things in fashion, (DE-FI) Models was born in December 2021.

Model alum from (DE-FI)'s Model Incubator have gone on to walk in Fashion Weeks in Milan, New York, and Paris for designers such as Versace, Kayne West, Saint Jesus, Saral Zens and more. They've appeared in campaigns for Kohl's, Micheal Kors, ASOS, When Smoke Clears, Nike, GNC, Marc Jacobs, Nine West, and more. They’ve been profiled in InStyle and Vogue Magazines, and have appeared in national commercials, prime time tv, and films.
Located inside of the House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience at the Dayton Mall. We are a boutique modeling agency located in Dayton, OH dedicated to scouting, developing, booking and placing models around the globe, making (DE-FI) Models the official Mother Agent to tomorrow's fashion stars. Join us on Friday, January 7th, 2021, 6p-8p for (DE-FI) Models Agency Open House and Info Session.

This event is open to aspiring models, models who are not currently signed to an agency in Ohio or an have exclusive contracts elsewhere, photographers, stylist, hair, nail, and make-up artists. In continuing the inclusive spirit of the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator, (DE-FI) Models celebrates beauty in all forms and is open to everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality, gender identification, height, weight, and size. Website launching soon, in the meantime, read up on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the modeling industry and prepare yourself to avoid the bad and ugly.