Just three months and counting until the fifth annual Style Week Pittsburgh brings fashion-focused events to venues across the city. Fashionistas (and quite a few fashionistos!) got a sneak peek of what to expect Aug. 17-20 at a preview party Wednesday evening at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh in East Liberty.
The theme for the week will be Style Meets Innovation and will spotlight local designers, musicians and artisans who incorporate technology into their work.
Style Week's founder/director Wadria Taylor gave an overview of the week's events:
AUG. 17: Metamorphosis fashion show with Pittsburgh-based designers
AUG. 18: The annual Style Awards recognizing influencers in style and the arts
AUG. 19: Fashion's Night Out, a nightlife experience that will bring together local bands, DJs and fashion
AUG. 20: A networking brunch with local innovators
Leading up to the events, designers, illustrators and graphic artists are invited to submit their designs for this year's official Style Week Pittsburgh T-shirt. Models can get in on the action, too, by attending an open call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. June 17. (Location to be announced.)
Know someone who's making an impact in Pittsburgh? Organizers are seeking nominations for the Style Awards. Categories include best photographer, blogger, boutique, hair salon, designer, entrepreneur and innovator. Nominations can be submitted at www.styleweekpittsburgh.com.
Beyond the announcements, festivities included mingling, sipping drinks and shopping selections from local vendors in the Ace Hotel's gym. Keep up on the latest Style Week Pittsburgh information at www.styleweekpittsburgh.com or on Facebook.