If you love fashion, discovering what’s new in clothing, design and color for the next year is something to look forward to. Whether you are looking for some good cause events, educational classes or shows displaying up-and-coming pieces, there are some great fashion events coming up in Pittsburgh this year. Be sure to mark you calendar and get ready for some fashion fun.
Fashion With Compassion
Date: Feb. 2014
Pittsburgh Magazine will be holding its Fashion With Compassion event again this year in February in conjunction with Go Red for Women. Last year the event was held at the Doubletree in Pittsburgh, but this year’s venue has not yet been announced. This fundraiser will benefit the American Heart Association. The evening will feature a fashion show, Skinny Girl cocktails, food and shopping. Keep an eye on Pittsburgh Magazine‘s website for date and venue details and registration information.
25th Annual Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: March 2, 2014
Whether you’re planning to get married or you just love to look at wedding dresses, the Annual Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase is one of the best bridal shows in Pittsburgh. See the latest in couture wedding and formal fashions. Admission to the event is $15. While you are there, you can also get great resources for party and event planning including the latest in decor, linen design and party entertainment. Gather your girlfriends for a day of daydreaming or bring your entire wedding party to help plan your upcoming big day.
Pittsburgh Fashion Week
Date: Sept. 22-28, 2014
Each year in the fall, Pittsburgh fashion lovers enjoy an entire week of style during Pittsburgh Fashion Week. The event features fashion shows, luncheons and events throughout the city. Pittsburgh Fashion Week 2014 is still being planned, so there is still time, if you are a fashion enthusiast or aspiring model, to volunteer to help at the event or to receive information about modeling calls. Check the Pittsburgh Fashion Week website for upcoming details on the event or follow Pittsburgh Fashion Week on Facebook or Twitter.
Pittsburgh Fashion Academy Spring Classes
1710 Murray Ave. Level 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
This spring, you can learn more about fashion during your weekends. Pittsburgh Fashion Academy offers classes in fashion design, sewing basics, apparel design and pattern making. You can even combine your love of fashion and art with a fashion illustration class. If you have been thinking about learning more about fashion and design, a class or two is a great first step. Keep an eye on Pittsburgh Fashion Academy’s website for its spring class schedule, class details and fees.
The Travelers Show
Embassy Suites Hotel
550 Cherrington Parkway
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Date: Jan. 26-27, 2014
The Travelers Show is one of the largest resources for retail fashion buying in the country. The show occurs four times per year and showcases clothing for each season. The show focuses on apparel for moderate- to high-priced clothing retailers. It is necessary to have retail buying credentials to attend the show. The show travels between Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Philadelphia each season. See The Traveler’s Show website for registration requirements and details.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.