Pittsburgh Fashion Week

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Pittsburgh Fashion Week
Pittsburgh Fashion Week logo.png
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Inaugurated 2010
Website www.pittsburghfashionweek.com

Pittsburgh Fashion Week is an annual fashion week held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh model Miyoshi Anderson, created the event to help highlight the fashion industry in Pittsburgh, which had been struggling with the closure of several major department stores.[1]

The first Pittsburgh Fashion Week was held in 2010, with events held in Heinz History Center and the Omni William Penn Hotel.[1] The inaugural class of the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame was selected that week.[2] The second event, in 2011, was held shortly after GQ named Pittsburgh the third worst-dressed city, a distinction participants disputed.[3]

The third Fashion Week had a theme of "ecologically friendly fashion."[4]

One event focused exclusively on men's fashion.[5] Local celebrities modeled some fashion.[6][7]

Organizers plan on producing a fourth event in 2013.[8][9]

References

  1. ^ a b Frizzi, Ginny (September 30, 2010). "Pittsburgh's READY FOR ITS CLOSE-UP". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  2. ^ Klimovich Harrop, JoAnne (October 4, 2010). "Runways closed, Pittsburgh Fashion Week wraps up in style". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  3. ^ Klimovich Harrop, JoAnne (October 3, 2011). "Second Pittsburgh Fashion Week wraps up with plenty of sparkle". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  4. ^ Klimovich Harrop, JoAnne (September 20, 2012). "Pittsburgh Fashion Week to focus on eco design". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  5. ^ Klimovich Harrop, JoAnne (September 25, 2012). "Pittsburgh Fashion Week proves it's a man's world". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  6. ^ Bauknecht, Sara (September 25, 2012). "WhoWHATWhereWhy: Pittsburgh Fashion Week is underway". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  7. ^ Klimovich Harrop, JoAnne (September 29, 2012). "Pittsburgh Fashion Week: Runway show marathon caps off week". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  8. ^ Klimovich Harrop, JoAnne (September 30, 2012). "Fashion Week organizer turns focus to next year". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. JoAnne Klimovich Harrop. 
  9. ^ Bauknecht, Sara (October 2, 2012). "Stylebook: Pittsburgh Fashion Week intends to build on this year's success". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
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