Pittsburgh is quickly becoming an epicenter for innovation. However, in the midst of revitalization, it is important to remember and honor the people that paved the way. It is with this in mind that I have decided to produce a charity event, titled “Wylie Avenue With You,” on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.
Wylie Avenue With You is a benefit fashion show in which all proceeds will be donated to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The goal of this project is to explore and showcase the history of The Hill District—a once thriving urban community in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The event will exhibit fashion trends of the era while also paying homage to pioneers that were key in paving the way for people of color in jazz music, sports, business and more. With this project, we aim to inspire the community and city of Pittsburgh to preserve the history of The Hill District as it powers ahead in redevelopment.
All attendees are encouraged to bring a donation, clothes, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and nonperishable food items to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims.