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Pittsburgh Fashion Week returns with new ownership

  • September 20, 2023

Henry Rothschild hopes Pittsburgh Fashion Week will continue to shine like the diamonds he sells in his boutique.

The CEO of Diamonds by Rothschild in Downtown Pittsburgh is the new leader of the annual style event.

“We are so proud to be the new owners, managers and producers of Pittsburgh Fashion Week,” Rothschild said. “There is a natural alignment between my company, Diamonds by Rothschild, and Pittsburgh Fashion Week, so our plan is to use our corporate platform, business, fashion, style expertise, and our commitment to sustainability to expand the (Pittsburgh Fashion Week) event platform.”

Instead of a full week of scheduled events, Rothschild decided for his inaugural year to start with one fashion show on Friday night at The Wintergarden at PPG, Downtown.

It will feature designers showcasing looks worn by models from Pittsburgh-based Docherty Model and Talent Agency.

Monroeville resident Deisja Williams is one of the designers. She will feature a collection of five dresses. Other participating designers are Emily Rouse, Starr Thomas, Brian David Thompson, Suz Pisano, Bradford Mumpower, Michael Kouri and Malcolm Staples.

“I’m so thankful for the foundation that Pittsburgh Fashion Week builds for us creatives,” Williams said. “Their commitment to community bridges the gap in opportunity, which truly encourages creative growth, not only in our city, but also in surrounding regions, as well.”

Most of Williams’ garments are made from sustainable materials because she promotes a zero waste lifestyle.

Sustainability is also a focus for Rothschild, a native of New Orleans, La. He said it is essential and utilizes a similar philosophy in his diamond business.

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Courtesy of Henry Rothschild

Henry Rothschild, CEO of Diamonds by Rothschild, located in the Clark Building in Downtown Pittsburgh is the new owner of Pittsburgh Fashion Week.

 

Rothschild worked with his dad from 2003-2005 at Rothschild Diamonds and

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