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Airmall at Pittsburgh International celebrates new stores, renovation

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The place known for jet ways featured a runway Sept. 29. The Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport teamed with the Allegheny County Airport Authority for …

5 are inducted into Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The elegant ballroom at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown, was even more chic Sept. 28. The place was full of the city’s most fashionable …

In this era’s cashmere, you may be dressed to pill

By Mary Ganske
I have a cashmere sweater that I bought 25 years ago, and it still looks great. (OK, maybe not great on me, but still.) Every cashmere item I’ve bought recently, though, pills in a nanosecond, whether it’s ridiculously expensive or …

Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame honorees spent years in retail trenches

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
When Roberta Weissburg was told she was chosen for the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame, she immediately looked up the word “fashion.” “I was nervous …

Pittsburgh Fashion Week hits the beach with bold styles

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The beach was the inspiration. Bathing suits, cover-ups and dresses designed to be worn walking on the sand for that special vacation. “I love the …

Students get chance to shine at Pittsburgh Fashion Week event

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
These students hope their designer runway looks help them make the grade. Five pupils from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Downtown, are hosting BTB: Back …

Mother-daughter designers cap off night of style at Pittsburgh Fashion Week

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Like most mothers and daughters, Lorette Pendergrast and Tammy Jackson share a love of clothes. Only they take that fondness a little further. They both …

Fashion FYI: “Haute Couture Ateliers: The Artisans of Fashion in print

By Tribune-Review
in print “Haute Couture Ateliers: The Artisans of Fashion” (Vendome Press, $75) by Helene Farnault, with forward by Hubert de Givenchy, takes readers on a …

Macy’s presents a rockin’ show on 3rd night of Pittsburgh Fashion Week

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
The fashions were rockin’ on Sept. 24 on the fourth floor of Macy’s, Downtown, in front of a capacity crowd of 250 on the third …

Marketplace vendors at Pittsburgh Fashion Week sell fashion forward

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Instead of wearing your jeans, carry them. A company called ReBag will take that denim and turn the fabric into a handbag. “It’s a great …

Family inspires designers for Pittsburgh Fashion Week’s 2nd night

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Two of the four designers who showed their collections on the second night of Pittsburgh Fashion Week on Sept. 23 were inspired by individuals who …

Walking with style: Classes offer tips for walking the runway

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Jaylee Lemon watches the model’s every step. He analyzes her posture. He focuses on her facial expressions. Then, he stops her in her tracks. “Hold …

Pittsburgh Fashion Week 2014 opens to sold-out crowd in South Side

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Pittsburgh Fashion Week opened its fifth year on Sept. 22 with a sold-out, standing-room only crowd of over 300 at Highmark Stadium on the South …

Fashion Week gives back to community

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Pittsburgh Fashion Week is turning 5. It’s a milestone that founder and executive director Miyoshi Anderson wasn’t necessarily thinking about, especially during the early years. …

Olivia Pope’s sophisticated ‘Scandal’ style comes to The Limited

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Even if you can’t be Olivia Pope, you can emulate the impeccable style of the confident, sophisticated character played by actress Kerry Washington on ABC’s …

Fashion FYI: House of Jean Paul Gaultier stopping ready-to-wear collections

By Tribune-Review
The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it will stop its women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections. The 62-year-old designer — one of the …

Kent State provocation with ‘blood’ sweatshirt denied

By Tom Fontaine
Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters drew ire on Monday for selling a Kent State University sweatshirt that appeared to be splattered with bloodstains. “This may be …

Lawrenceville’s Mid-Atlantic Mercantile loads up on eclectic contents

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Emily Slagel sees worth in something that’s been around for a long time. Its history adds value. “How long something lasts attests to its quality,” …

Highlights of the 2015 spring collections from New York

By The Associated Press
Sheer luxury in every way at Oscar de la Renta There was lots to see on the runway at Oscar de la Renta’s Fashion Week …

Fashion FYI: Shop412 collaborating with Steelers’ Taylor

By Tribune-Review
Shop412, at 420 S. 27th St. on the South Side, is collaborating with Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor to showcase limited-edition apparel, such as two hoodies, …