7th Annual Ecolution Fashion Gala to Bring Its Creativity and Conservation to Carnegie Museum of Art

This outfit looks to have been inspired by the colorful flora of the tropics.

This outfit looks to have been inspired by the colorful flora of the tropics.

You say you want an Ecolution? Well there is one evolving all around us, albeit not nearly fast enough. One very interesting way to witness positive ecological energy is through the 7th Annual Ecolution Fashion Gala produced by Pittsburgh Earth Day. It will be held, Wednesday, April 13, at a very fashionable place—Carnegie Museum of Art—where outside the museums the Dippy the Dinosaur replica occasionally sports fashionable accessories like scarves.

The gala will feature an evening of eco-inspired fashions, libations, and sustainability. Ronda Zegarelli, founder of both the Acrobatique Agency, and Pittsburgh Earth Day said, “Bringing fashion, dance, art, music and creativity together with incredible talent in an exquisite new venue, the Pittsburgh Earth Day Ecolution Runway show is one of the most unique fashion shows in Pittsburgh.  Our creative team including Richard Parsakian, Emilio, and Gino from Izzazu and Deb Docherty from Docherty Model and Talent Agency and Gary Kalinosky from Acrobatique Creative bring together their artistic talents again for an incredible fashion event at the Carnegie Museum of Art.”

This year’s Ecolution Fashion Show themed “Earth Matters Now: For the World We Dream Of & The World We Have Now” will be MC’d by the Green Voice’s Natalie Bencivenga along with Brian Siewiorek, and Star 100.7’s Elista. Performances  include dance performances by slowdanger and Stacyee Pearl dance project, tunes from Dj Soy Sos and an appearance by Miss Thea Trix as “Mother Earth.” The VIP Event features a special appearance by Brazilian chanteuse Lily Abreu.  

The Ecolution Artist Showcase will feature artist Randie Snow who will showcase her art creations including the “Dance Unveiled” and the “Dance Trussed.”

Green growth is incorporated into this ecological marvel of a dress.

Green growth is incorporated into this ecological marvel of a dress.

Ecolution, curated by Richard Parsakian, owner of Eons Fashion Antique, has asked designers and artists to incorporate this year’s theme by creating wearable fashion through the use of sustainable, recyclable, and organic materials into stellar environmentally savvy ensembles that will address the environmental issues facing our planet. 

This year’s designers will include – Knotzland x Temper & Grit, Kat Belskey, Cheryl Capazzuti, Brian David, Carley Furlow, Leesa Kassler, Vicki Kerestes, Gregory Labon, KING RELD, Mad Recital, Mossy Lane, Randal Miller, Bradford Mumpower, Lana Neumeyer, Suz Pisano, Paul Schifino, Randi Stewart and Jamie Miller, CT Steele, X=f(X) at Sergery Design Studio and Pearlann Porter. 

Susan Tsu, Kilolo Luckett and Alisha Wormsley will determine the top four scoring designers who will receive a cash prize courtesy of Lab-Grown Diamonds by Caesar’s Designs Fine Jewelry Creations. 

Hair and make-up will be provided by Izzazu Salon, Spa and Blowout Bar with models from Docherty Model and Talent Agency. “This must-see fashion show is an eclectic mix of Pittsburgh artists working together to continue the awareness and practice of sustainability. Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar is pleased to be a part of this important annual event,” says Emilio Cornacchione, one of the principals of Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar.

Creativity abounds at the Ecolution Fashion Gala.

Creativity abounds at the Ecolution Fashion Gala.

The VIP portion of the evening, which starts at 6 p.m., features VIP attendees enjoying plant-forward appetizers in the Hall of Architecture along with a complimentary libation (VIP is sold out). At 7 PM, General Admission Plus includes Runway Seating ($60) and General Admission Standing Room Only ($45) can join the celebration with the official programming beginning at 8 PM. For tickets and more information please visit the Pittsburgh Earth Day Ecolution Fashion Gala ticket page.

Presenting sponsors for the Pittsburgh Earth Day 7th Annual Ecolution Fashion Gala are Duquesne Light Company, Pitt Ohio, and UPMC Health Plan.

Photos Courtesy of Pittsburgh Earth Day and John Colombo.

Rick Handler is the executive producer of Entertainment Central.