Pittsburgh Fashion Week – Fashion Hall of Fame Nominations

Pittsburgh Fashion Week is looking for the next six Fashion Hall of Fame inductees

PITTSBURGH – January 6, 2012 – Nominations are being accepted for the third line of inductees into the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame at Pittsburgh Fashion Week in Fall 2012.

Are you considered a fashion icon or know someone who is? Pittsburgh Fashion Week (PFW) is looking for individuals who have impacted Pittsburgh through fashion, style and beauty.

The public is invited to nominate anyone with roots in Pittsburgh for the award. Nominations must include the name of the nominee, explanation of why the person is deserving, and contact information of the nominee. Nominations are due February 15 and may be submitted via email to halloffame@pittsburghfashionweek.com or by mail to Pittsburgh Fashion Week, P.O. Box 17947, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235-7947. Please keep submissions brief. Bullet points are preferred.

Nominees will be evaluated based on longevity and significance of contribution in the general areas of fashion or beauty and must have at least 10 years in the industry. They can be persons living in Pittsburgh, or persons born or raised in Pittsburgh and currently living elsewhere. Five to eight honorees may be culled from what are expected to be scores of nominees.

The purpose is to shine a spotlight on fashion icons from the city of Pittsburgh. PFW wants to bring them to the forefront to honor them and continue to inform Pittsburghers that there are people here and from here who have done prominent things in the world of fashion. That is why PFW is honoring these iconic figures.

Honorees will be announced in March and will be inducted at a luncheon at the Omni William Penn hotel, Downtown, on September 30, 2012, the last day of Fashion Week.

Aside from fashion weeks in major American cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, a number of smaller cities have debuted their own fashion weeks in recent years: Portland Charlotte, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Phoenix to name a few, but none began as ambitiously as Pittsburgh Fashion Week in terms of length, and none have a hall of fame concept to honor local fashion luminaries.

The public can keep up with the latest developments of Pittsburgh Fashion Week at www.pittsburghfashionweek.com and through social media on the Friends of Pittsburgh Fashion Week page on Facebook and Twitter.

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