No longer is a week of fashion restricted to New York. Week long fashion events have spread to cities far and wide and August 11 through the 17 was deemed as the second annual Style Week in Pittsburgh, PA.
The week kicked off with a designer fashion show on August 11, at the beautiful Priory Grand Hall. The spotlight was on two international designers: Laura Portia Brady from Dublin, Ireland and emerging designer Toya Taylor representing Kingston, Jamaica.
Brady is bringing her European sense of style to Pittsburgh, which represents a modern twist on vintage, adding a unique flavor to evening and bridal wear. The collection that she is presenting at Style Week Pittsburgh envisions a flurry of elegant Parisian soirees for the fashionable heroine, crafted from soft silky fabrics.
Taylor’s collection is the perfect marriage between androgyny and classic femininity. Her designs are classic silhouettes with modern details. Taylor’s mix of bold prints and colors, representing her Caribbean heritage matched with clean lines, are the perfect statement pieces.
A portion of the net proceeds raised from Style Week Pittsburgh will be donated to Strong Women, Strong Girls, a national nonprofit whose mission is to eliminate the achievement gap amongst women and girls.