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Release Date: Monday, September 21st 2015

Stylebook: FGI Pittsburgh to launch Style+Tech Talks

Ever wonder what it takes for a fashion designer to transform a concept into a well-made, marketable piece of clothing?

Pittsburgh-based designer Kiya Tomlin will share practical advice and personal experiences at the launch of Fashion Group International of Pittsburgh provisional chapter’s Style+Tech Talks, a series of discussions about the business of fashion and its ties to technology.

On Friday at TechShop at Bakery Square, Ms. Tomlin, the designer behind the women’s ready-to-wear brand Uptown Sweats, will cover such topics as how to find a manufacturer, securing financial backing and other tips for success. She’ll also be joined by a venture capitalist speaker.

It will start at 6 p.m. with a networking session, followed by Ms. Tomlin’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The event is $25, $20 for FGI Pittsburgh members and $15 for students. Information: Search for FGI Pittsburgh on Facebook or email

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Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership pop-up fashion market: Pittsburgh-based retailers and brands, including Sandra Cadavid, Gina Mazzotta Millinery, Deadbury Dead, Boutique la Passerelle, fashion trucks and St. Brendan’s Crossing, will be stationed in Market Square from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday. Follow @DowntownPitt on Twitter for a chance to win a $200 gift card to Larrimor’s. Go to to see a full list of vendors.

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