Spotlight gets brighter for young fashion grad featured in New York show

March 20, 2015 12:03 PM

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PITTSBURGH - Romina Vairo describes life as "a big whirlwind" since learning that she was one of a dozen students and recent grads from Art Institute schools across the country who were selected to show some of their looks last month at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City. And things haven't stopped whirling in the weeks since.

Vairo, 23, a recent grad of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh's fashion design program, has been receiving a lot of buzz - especially from the European market - for her collection "Frozen Bone," which features winter wear that celebrates the "silent beauty of women" with muted hues and layers of texti...

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