Pittsburgh Fashion Week to be next fall
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Who needs New York? Pittsburgh will have its own fashion week in 2010.
At a news conference Nov. 20 at Joseph Orlando men's store Downtown, model Miyoshi Anderson announced that the first Pittsburgh Fashion Week would be held from Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 at the Sen. John Heinz History Center, William Penn Hotel and other locations across the city.
Shows will feature plus and petite sizes, children's fashions, the work of student and emerging designers, local designers and retailers, clothes from consignment and thrift stores, and pink items promoting breast cancer awareness. Other events will include an indoor fashion festival and induction of Pittsburgh-rooted style icons into a Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame.
Anderson is Pittsburgh Fashion Week's executive director and LaMont Jones, former Post-Gazette fashion editor, is assistant director/marketing manager. Information: www.pittsburghfashionweek.com.
First Published November 27, 2009 12:00 am