Volunteer in this Community
Ways we help in this Community
Donate to this Community
How you can help in this community
Hear More from this Community

Never Miss a Chance to Do the Most Good

Please enter your name, email and zip code below to sign up!

Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter a valid zip code
Fashion Show Image

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.

Emcee - Mikey Hood

Lifestyle & Entertainment Host

KDKA-TV Pittsburgh Today Live

Music - DJ Chris Stankay


2021 Judges:

Jessica Sinichak

HOME Editor, Pittsburgh Magazine

Mike Frazer

3WS/iHeart Radio Personality

Brian Thompson

Fashion Designer


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!

A mother/daughter team, Louise and Sarah Silk started SilkDenim to make “Art You Can Use.”  They make use of worn fabrics not only because they want to create more sustainable fashion but because they think they are truly beautiful.  All of their pieces are one-of-a-kind, but customers can further customize any item by providing personal materials to recycle, requesting hand stitching, or altering it to fit a specific vision.



2021 Schools:



Other Ways We Meet Needs