The 6th Annual Ecolution Fashion Show will be held at the Carnegie Museum Hall of Architecture and Carnegie Museum Music Hall. This one of a kind eco-fashion show and sustainability soiree will feature models from Docherty Talent & Modeling Agency who will grace the runway, donning hand-crafted fashion designs that local artists and students design and create utilizing reused and recycled materials. Four winners of the most creative design will take home a cash prize.

The fashion show will be curated on the runway by the masterful Richard Parsakian, with hair styles and makeup for the show designed by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Serata. Guests can sip on a special Earth Day Signature Cocktail while dancing to the sounds of a local DJ with special dance performances.

Inspiring Lives Magazine has the utmost respect for Parsakian’s gifts as fashion curator. Here is what Parsakian, the owner of Eons Fashion Antique, has to say about this not-to-be missed event, Ecolution:

“I participated in the first Earth Day Week, which took place 50 years ago on April 22, 1970, when I was attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. I have always been interested in recycling and studied passive solar energy in architecture which looked at how smart design can result in lowering the carbon footprint within the building sector. With my business, Eons Fashion Antique celebrating 34 years, I continue this mantra of sustainability, being green, and slow fashion as, every year, new terminology strives to rebrand the basic principle of recycling. When I was a VISTA Volunteer in Pittsburgh in the early 1970s, my forte was designing playgrounds from manufactures’ discarded materials and recycled objects. To meld the two with fashion was an easy journey. My interest in having artists redefine what fashion is and rethink the use of materials helped drive each of the six Ecolution shows I have curated.

This year, our theme is #EarthMattersNow • For the World We Dream Of & The World We Have Now, which acknowledges the urgency to address the climate change crisis in this election year. With our new larger venue, The Carnegie Music Hall Foyer in Oakland, we will step up the drama and presentation that will include over 24 designers presenting their response to our theme, as well as dance performances by the Staycee Pearl dance project and the duo, slowdanger. The Pittsburgh Glass Center artists will showcase a life-sized glass moth. Miss Thea Trix will return as Mother Nature. Music will be by DJ Soy Sos. Our MCs will again be Natalie Bencivenga and Brian Siewiorek, and the judging panel will include four powerful women in the arts: Sarah Hall, Kilolo Luckett, Susan Tsu, & Alisha Wormsley.”

VIP Tickets: $75, includes early access from 6-7:30 PM featuring food offerings, plus 2 drink tickets

General Admission: $45, doors open at 7:30 PM

Student Tickets: $10 *Cash Bar available*

Ecolution is sponsored by Duquesne Light, Pitt Ohio, Entercom Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Carnegie Museum of Art.