In 2011, GQ magazine labeled Pittsburgh one of the “worst-dressed cities in America.”
Seven years later and some of us clearly still aren’t over it.
But a lot has changed since then, not least in terms of Pittsburgh’s emerging and evolving style identity. No longer is Pittsburgh’s only prominent fashion accessory a repurposed canary yellow dish towel. No longer is Pittsburgh, as GQ so callously put it, known for indulging a style that “could be referred to as ‘Game Day Casual’ or ‘Meth Lab Formal,’ depending on your preference.”
Pittsburgh’s style scene is growing and the city’s tastes are changing, aided by the rise of style-conscious and brand-building apps like Instagram, a growing creative class and a host of wildly motivated city entrepreneurs.
Here, in our latest Who’s Next class, presented by S&T Bank, we highlight 14 such fashion-forward and style-adroit individuals, from interior designers to fashion and costume designers to manicurists and more, all of them changing Pittsburgh’s own sense of style and the outside world’s sense of our style, as well. (Nominate someone for our upcoming class: Who’s Next: Tourism.)
For proof that things are changing, we return to GQ, which just last year appeared to soften its stance on Pittsburgh’s sartorial savvy in a piece lauding the food and drink and clothing options here. And with people like these in our Who’s Next: Style class driving the change, it’s no wonder why.
Join us as we celebrate The Incline's Who's Next: Style class, a group whose sense of style defines them, influences others and best represents the city. Who's Next, presented by S&T Bank, is a monthly series honoring under-40 Pittsburghers shaping the city. Your ticket includes appetizers, beer, wine and spirits, as well as your chance to meet some of the most stylish Pittsburghers.
Where: Avenu workspace Paramount Pictures Film Exchange Building at 544 Miltenberger St. (Bluff — a.k.a. Uptown)
When: April 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $25 for public | Free for Who's Next: Style honorees