Ecolution Fashion Gala

 

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April 13, 2022

Doors opened at 7:00pm | Main event 8:00pm - 10:00pm

 
 

4 prizes were awarded to the most creative Ecolution runway couture fashions, courtesy of Lab-Grown Diamonds by Caesar’s Designs Fine Jewelry Creations

Because “Earth Matters Now!” We celebrated sustainability ahead of Earth Day 2022 at the exquisite, one-of-a-kind Ecolution Fashion Gala!
 
Pittsburgh Earth Day hosted the Ecolution Fashion Gala in the Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer from 8-10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Curated by Richard Parsakian and styled by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar. Presented by Duquesne Light, Evoqua, UPMC Health Plan, and Pitt Ohio.
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Dancers at the Ecolution Fashion Gala
Model from the Ecolution Fashion Gala wearing a custom recycled gown

Earth Matters Now

For The World We Dream Of & The World We Have Now

 
This year’s Ecolution Fashion Gala titled, “Earth Matters Now: For The World We Dream Of & The World We Have Now” was co-emceed by the Green Voice's Natalie Bencivenga and Brian Siewiorek and hosted by Elista from Star 100.7!
 
The Ecolution Artist Showcase featured artist Randie Snow who showcased her stunning art pieces including the "Dance Unveiled" and the "Dance Trussed."
 
Ecolution, curated by Richard Parsakian invited designers and artists to elevate this year's theme by creating wearable fashion through the use of sustainable, recyclable, and organic materials into stellar environmentally savvy ensembles that address the environmental issues facing our planet. This year’s designers included - Knotzland x Temper & Grit, Kat Belskey, Cheryl Capazzuti, Brian David, Carley Furlow, Leesa Kassler, Vicki Kerestes, Gregory Labon, KING RELD, Mad Recital, Pangea, Randal Miller, Lana Neumeyer, Suz Pisano, Paul Schifino, Randi Stewart and Jamie Miller, CT Steele, Y=f(X) at Sergery Design Studio and Pearlann Porter.

The main event featured a runway fashion show highlighting recycled and reused materials designed exclusively for Pittsburgh Earth Day by local designers set against local music performances.

Guests celebrated with plant-forward hors d'eoeuvres and a signature cocktail featuring Finlandia Vodka created by lifestyle blogger and founder of the Co Le Journal, Coraliz Leilani and enjoyed a special VIP reception held in the Carnegie Museum Hall of Architecture from 6-7:30 p.m. 

Performances by local artists, included slowdanger, Staycee Pearl Dance Project, DJ Soy Sos, and Miss Thea Trix. The entertainment continued with a special appearance by Brazilian chanteuse Lily Abreu who performed live in the VIP lounge.

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Carnegie Museum Hall of Architecture
The Ecolution Fashion Gala showcased 22 local designers to integrate sustainable, recyclable, and organic materials into stellar environmentally savvy ensembles. The most challenging times can bring about the most creative moments, and the designers had quite the post-COVID show in store for you!
 
Hair and make-up provided by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar with Models (from Docherty Model & Talent Agency) gracing the runway. “This must-see fashion show is an eclectic mix of Pittsburgh artists working together to continue the awareness and practice of sustainability. Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar is pleased to be a part of this important annual event,” says Emilio Cornacchione, one of the principals of Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar.
 

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Dancers at the Ecolution Fashion Gala
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Meet Your Event Co-Emcee: Elista

 
Elista started her career while attending Penn State University in State College on the local morning show, B94.5's Morning Zoo. Upon graduating in 2011, she also started working in the marketing department for the State College Spikes baseball team, Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate at the time.
 
After doing middays, nights, and then mornings on the rock alternative station, she took a full time On-Air Personality and Promotions Director role for her company's stations in Parkersburg, West Virginia. After a quick nine months, she jumped to Pittsburgh for the night show on 100.7 Star.
 
After moving over to nights on sister station Y108, Elista landed the midday show on 100.7 Star, along with being the Music Director and Assistant Brand Manager.
 
She'll be with Audacy Pittsburgh for a decade in August 2022. 

ECOLUTION FASHION GALA WAS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

Ecolution Fashion Gala Sponsors
Model wearing recycled fashion at the Ecolution Fashion Show
Model wearing recycled fashion at the Ecolution Fashion Show
Model wearing recycled fashion at the Ecolution Fashion Show