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Fashion Show

A fashion show of repurposed designs is the highlight of the event.  The show not only showcases the creativity and generosity of local fashion designers, boutiques, and students but also supports sustainability within the fashion industry.

Designs are judged on the runway according to their use of repurposed materials, creativity, and overall appeal, and awards are given for Best Design and Best Student Design.  If you are interested in participating, please download our Information for Designers.


2021 Judges:

Jessica Sinichak

HOME Editor, Pittsburgh Magazine

Mike Frazer

3WS/iHeart Radio Personality

 

2021 Designers:

 

 

Designer Carrie Ann Lehrman strives to make sure every woman feels beautiful in her perfect wedding dress and has a wonderful experience shopping for it.  Located in the South Hills Village Mall in Bethel Park, Dress Haute is a one-stop shop for planning your wedding or finding that fabulous special occasion dress, specializing in custom designs.

 

 

With 25 years in the fashion industry, Eva Dixon now owns I Do Designs by Eva in McKees Rocks.  Formerly specializing in bridal attire, Eva now also creates custom dance costumes, swimwear, and even corsages!  She can also be relied on for professional alterations for both men and women.

 

Marbufs founder Rhonda Cooper is a street artist who specializes in “yarnbombing,” which means covering objects or structures in public spaces with crocheted material.  Coming from New Jersey just to participate in this event, she is also known for creating unique crocheted accessories that make great gifts!

 

Lane Root, owner of Mossy Lane Products in Aspinwall, learned how to sew from her mother Mossy.  Mossy didn’t teach her to just follow a pattern, though!  Elaine’s designs are truly unique and stylish yet comfortable.  For our 2019 event, Elaine created a garment out of used bicycle tires and a very old Kaufmann’s Department Store bag and was our Best Design winner.

 

The Iron Horse Atelier opened in April 2016 by designer and seamstress Amanda Vereb.  Located on Butler Street in Upper Lawrenceville, this private studio offers services such as bridal alterations, men’s tailoring, and bespoke special occasion.  With a degree in fashion design from Philadelphia University and University of Rome, Amanda is known for her inherent sense of craftsmanship and meticulous devotion to detail.

 

Elaine Healy is a Pittsburgh-based fashion designer focused on the intersection of personal style and the avant-garde. Now known for her faux fur pieces, Elaine first became interested in sewing in her Home Economics class! She later went on to study printmaking at Ohio University and fashion at The Art of Institute of Pittsburgh.

 

Designer Lana Neumeyer has supported this event for many years, always combining various materials to create a design that’s truly unique. Her designs reflect her personality and herBrazilian culture—vibrant and fun—and she can always be counted on to accessorize to the fullest!

 

 

 

 

2021 Schools:


 

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