The countdown is on to Style Week Pittsburgh, which will return for its third year of fashion-focused events to be held Aug. 12-16.
Wadria Taylor founded the annual event with a mission to bring to the city fashion shows and networking events that would spotlight designers, stylists, fashion photographers and other industry insiders from Pittsburgh and beyond the region.
Here's a preview of this year's events:
Aug. 12: Opening night designer fashion show at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, East Liberty -- Runway show featuring fashion designers from Pittsburgh and abroad. Plus there will be vendors, a beauty and grooming bar, food and cocktails, all capped off by a dance party. (6-11 p.m.; $25 per person)
Aug. 13: Style Awards at Perle, Downtown -- For the third year, some of the Pittsburgh fashion scene's movers and shakers will be saluted during an awards ceremony. (6-9 p.m.; $25 per person)
Aug. 14: Pinstripes & Pearls at LUXE Pittsburgh, East Liberty -- Check out the latest fashion trends for professional men and women, and enjoy a complimentary cocktail and refreshments. (6-9 p.m.; $15 per person)
Aug. 15: Fashion block pop-up market at Market Square, Downtown -- Shop accessories, shoes, bow ties and more for men and women. Presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation. (1-4 p.m.; Free to the public)
Aug. 16: Hat fashion show and brunch at location to be announced -- See a showcase of hats by Pittsburgh-based Gina Mazzotta Millinery (noon-3 p.m.; $45 invitation only)
A portion of the proceeds from this year's events will benefit Dress for Success Pittsburgh. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit www.styleweekpittsburgh.com.