Style Meets Innovation in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council has declared it --

August 17-20 is Style Week in Pittsburgh! This year's theme is "Style meets Innovation", and the week will be packed with amazing events aimed at highlighting a diverse group of artists and entrepreneurs doing great things in Pittsburgh. Events will include: A designer fashion show, the Style Awards, a networking brunch, a maker marketplace, and more!

Fashion Influencer J.D. Barlow. Photo Credit: Chelsea Alberti

Walk the Red Carpet

The Metamorphosis Designer Fashion show sets the stage for Style Week. On August 17th, come and celebrate Style Week Pittsburgh with an incredible fashion show like no other, showcasing 'Style and Innovation' from designers: Gerry Florida, S. Moye' Fashions, Ruby Dawn Designs, Lana Neumeyer, Elaine Healey, and emerging menswear designer Taylor Mihalik.  The show will be held at Coterie, an exciting new female-focused coworking space in the historic Frick Building downtown.

The #IAMSTYLE Influencers include: Wadria Taylor, Lana Neumeyer, Suzanne Mauro, J Barlow, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Gerri Florida, Dr. Patricia Sheahan, Sarah Jane Sindler, David Alan, Maria Caruso, Valeria Green, Bear Brandegee, Erin Drischler, Brett Staggs.

Applaud the Innovators

Style meets innovation at the Style Awards on Aug 18. This event honors photographers, bloggers, boutiques, hair salons, designers, entrepreneurs, and innovators as winners are chosen in each of these seven categories. This event showcases the strides that Pittsburghers are taking to be the best of the best in their chosen fields. The Style Awards are held in the Alloy 26 theater, which just happens to be one of my favorite venues!

Eric D'Ambrogi. Photo Credit: Chelsea Alberti

Shop the Fashions

Now it's time for you to get a piece of the action. On Aug 19th the Style Week Pittsburgh Pop-Up Market is your chance to shop the best of Pittsburgh's boutique offerings. The Pop-Up market is free and open to the public, and features clothing, accessories, jewelry, and prizes. You can find it at the hip Ace Hotel in East Liberty, one of the most up and coming neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. Following the market is Fashion's Night Out, a celebration of music, art, and fashion in Pittsburgh.

Style Week Industry Brunch information

Networking Brunch

To close out the week, there is an Industry Brunch event at the Frick Museum. Join a diverse group of innovators, influencers and entrepreneurs for an insightful and inspiring discussion about building a culture of innovation, collaboration and inclusiveness across industries regionally; share best practices on achieving success; and learn how to integrate social impact into your brand. During the Style Week Industry Brunch, you'll enjoy the delicious food but you'll also be surrounded with interesting people and great conversation. Meet the movers and shakers, the innovators and entrepreneurs, and the fashionistas that keep Pittsburgh unique and thriving.