For the fourth consecutive year, the Downtown Community Development Corporation (formerly the PDCDC) returns to organize this years events. The DCDC is a community-based organization that serves Downtown Pittsburgh. Through innovative programs and events that support residential development, assist small businesses, and promote the arts and entertainment.
"I just didn't want to see it go away" said John Valentine, Executive Director of the DCDC (formerly PDCDC).
This feeling we all shared when it was announced that Pittsburgh Fashion Week was cancelled in 2016. http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2016/04/19/This-year-s-Pittsburgh-Fashion-Week-canceled/stories/201604190170
Since then, the DCDC team has been carrying the torch and making strides to keep the tradition of Pittsburgh Fashion Week strong in our city.
The Pittsburgh Fashion Week team consists of all community volunteers. With a passion to see fashion grow in our city, the ultimate mission they share:
"to unite and promote the emerging fashion industry, we aim to present a fresh perspective on the talent that exists within our city."
Currently the PGHFW team is preparing for the most collaborative year yet: on-boarding community Volunteers to active committees, adding a Panel Discussion to this years fashion week events, and making selections for this years Runway to feature emerging designers.