Ecolution Fashion Gala

Duquesne Light Company Presents

Ecolution Fashion Gala: The Time for Action is Now

Wednesday, June 5 @ 6 - 10 PM | Carnegie Museum, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Mark your calendars for an evening of style, substance, and a commitment to a greener future. Get your tickets now for the Ecolution Fashion Gala today!

Join us for a one-of-a-kind sustainable couture event. This year, the Ecolution Fashion Gala: The Time for Action is Now will be curated by the talented Brian David, styled by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar, and produced by The Green Voice Collective.

Experience an eco-fashion show and sustainability gala showcasing hand-crafted designs by local artists, who skillfully use reused and recycled materials. Ecolution invites designers to create couture fashion through sustainable, recyclable, and organic materials, addressing the pressing environmental issues our planet faces.

Don't miss a special dance performance by local artist Pearlann Porter, and join us in honoring Richard Parsakian with the third annual Model Citizen award.

Model from the Ecolution Fashion Show
Image by Monica Godfrey Photography

Ecolution Fashion Gala Designers

Model from the Ecolution Fashion Gala wearing a custom recycled gown
  • Beth Shari
  • Bradford Mumpower
  • Brandy Wank
  • Brian David
  • Christine Bethea
  • D. S. Kinsel
  • Eva Dixon
  • Georgia Dallas James
  • Lana Neumeyer
  • Leesa Miscevich Kassler
  • Michael Nolan Kouri
  • Michelle Schoenhardt
  • Mila M. Muchnok
  • Olesya Nova
  • Randel Miller
  • Roberta Weissburg
  • Sharrell Rushin
  • Starr Thomas
  • Suz Pisano
  • Taylor Fisher
  • Virginia Nicoll-Hernandez

Introducing Brian David, Event Curator of the 2024 Ecolution Fashion Gala

A prominent figure in the Pittsburgh fashion scene

A designer with a passion for Red Carpet and vintage-inspired evening wear, Brian David has built a legacy of luxury and perfection. His unwavering dedication to traditional and "couture" techniques has earned him a distinct reputation.

From exquisite Evening Wear to Bridal masterpieces and custom alterations, Brian David's designs redefine elegance and sophistication.

Join us at the 2024 Ecolution Fashion Gala to see for yourself a one-of-a-kind creation made by Brian David. Utilizing the recycled red velvet fabric from the iconic Carnegie Music Hall, Brian will design a jaw-dropping couture gown and present it alongside fellow local designers.

Witness the incredible transformation by Brian David at this year’s Ecolution Fashion Gala, as he creates an evening gown with recycled red velvet fabric from the Carnegie Music Hall’s auditorium seats, donated by Michael Volpatt via Carnegie Museum and Volpatt Construction.

Brian David Designer

Honoring Richard Parsakian: A True Patron of Arts, Music, and Fashion

Join us in recognizing the remarkable contributions of Richard Parsakian, former curator of the Ecolution Fashion Gala and a true visionary in the realms of Sustainability, Arts, Music, Dance, Fashion, and LGBTQ Representation in Pittsburgh’s cultural landscape.

We will be awarding Richard with the third annual Ecolution Model Citizen Award at next year’s event as we celebrate his unwavering commitment to creativity and sustainability.

He elevated the importance of Ecolution in 2023 when he commissioned MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning choreographer and Pittsburgh native, Kyle Abraham to create a world premiere dance work for the evening.

This event also marks the occasion to present our annual Model Citizen Sustainability Award, applauding those who champion eco-conscious living.

Join us in celebrating the amazing Richard Parsakian at the Ecolution Fashion Gala!

Richard Parsakian



This annual event features a runway fashion show that highlights recycled and reused materials designed exclusively for Pittsburgh Earth Day.

Local designers share their creations accompanied by local music performances. Guests can enjoy a Signature Finlandia Cocktail and plant-forward hor dourves while dancing to live music.

Each year, the Ecolution Fashion Gala showcases incredible artists from a wide range of mediums. If you've attended this gala in the past, you're sure to see something new this year as our artists continue to challenge themselves to create truly sustainable pieces.
Model at the Ecolution Fashion Gala
Images by Monica Godfrey Photography


Ecolution Fashion Gala Sponsors



Produced by The Green Voice Collective

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