A WEek-long event for fashion influencers, entrepreneurs and innovators.
Settlement Engine Fashion Week Downtown is organized by the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation (PDCDC) and a dedicated committee that strives to unite and promote the fashion industry in Pittsburgh with opportunities in Downtown Pittsburgh. The goal is to make downtown the hub of the fashion industry in Pittsburgh.
In the summer of 2016, the PDCDC supported the fashion community by organizing Design Fest in Mellon Square Park. Design Fest was a weekly marketplace for local retailers, designers and fashion trucks. In September, Fashion Week Downtown debuted with a fashion show highlighting 14 Pittsburgh based designers. The event sold out six weeks prior to the event and received rave reviews.
In September of 2017, Settlement Engine Fashion Week Downtown will build on the previous success and expand to four days. The events will include a launch party to connect industry influencers, Design Fest- a pop-up market to offer see now/buy now opportunities, a designer runway show, and a junior runway fashion finale produced by Social Butterfly Magazine.
The Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation (PDCDC) is a community-based organization that serves Downtown Pittsburgh. Through innovative programs and events that support residential development, assist small businesses, and promote the arts and entertainment- we strive to make the Golden Triangle a better place to live, work and play.