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Miyoshi Anderson, a Pittsburgh fashion model with a national presence, announced the creation of Pittsburgh Fashion Week at a noon news conference at Joseph Orlando men’s store, Downtown.
She was joined by a number of local fashion insiders, including store owners Joseph Orlando Sr., Joseph Orlando Jr., and Christi Orlando Marchi; Cora Deloia, owner of Spoiled Chics the Boutique in Sewickley; Diana Misetic, fashion designer and owner of Little Black Dress in Shadyside; milliner Janis Burley Wilson of Janis B. et al; Emilio, owner of Izzazu International Salon in Wexford and Downtown; fashion designer and makeup artist Adrian Cooper; graphic artist and logo and website designer Hilary Klein; fashion photographer Mary Beth Kratsas; Maria Palermo, representing Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris; PFW executive assistant Angie Williams; and PFW assistant director and marketing manager LaMont Jones, editor of TheStyleArbiter.com and former fashion editor for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The inaugural Pittsburgh Fashion Week is slated for Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, 2010 at various locations across the city. Among events planned are a celebratory kick-off extravaganza; a “pink” fashion show commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness; a runway show featuring strictly plus and petite sizes; a children’s fashion show; an eco-friendly show featuring the work of student and emerging designers; a show featuring looks from area consignment and thrift stores; showcase presentations featuring internationally known designers; two full days of back-to-back runway shows starring local designers and fashion retailers; an indoor fashion festival featuring wares by local designers and artisans; and induction of Pittsburgh-rooted style icons into the organization’s Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame.
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