Pittsburgh Fashion Week (PGHFW) is an annual fashion show in Downtown Pittsburgh, which features fashion created by local Pittsburgh designers. These up-and-coming designers work together with a volunteer team of stylists, dressers, makeup artists, and more to showcase their work at the Wintergarden at PPG Place. This project is led by the Downtown Community Development Corporation (Downtown CDC) and is part of an initiative that's dedicated to uniting and promoting the growing fashion industry by presenting the talent that exists in the city of Pittsburgh.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Downtown Community Development Corporation (formerly the PDCDC) returns to organize this years events. The Downtown CDC 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 Downtown CDC.
This feeling we all shared when it was announced that Pittsburgh Fashion Week was cancelled in 2016.
Since then, the PGHFW 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: