Fashion Web/TV Series Energizes LA Fashion Week
Fashion is a global multi-million dollar industry that has captured the world since the emergence of the sumptuous "New Look" style during the 1950s when fashion became more popularized by Hollywood mavens such as Betty Grable, Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. Fashion profoundly affects the ways we think, feel and react in society, where we use clothes to identify ourselves and communicate messages as to who we are. Yet for decades, Western society has been obsessed with body image as fashion has blatantly augmented the matrix of outer beauty.
At this year's Los Angeles Fashion Week 2012, the landmark Spirit Fashion L.A. Web/TV series rocked the fashion world and revealed that the art of fashion reflects way beyond the physical...it's a way to learn about the inner self, a channel to make our spirits shine through, and a road to get in touch with our inner beauty.
It's even more prevalent today that celebrities determine the latest fashion trends. Thus what better place is there on the planet to show the influence of this spirit than in the entertainment capital of the world, where the glamor drama of Hollywood is uniquely intertwined with Tinseltown's “anything goes” fashion attitude.
Spirit Fashion is a five part Web/TV Series that features a non-scripted interview style format that is about exploring the art of who we are through the art of fashion. Co-hosted by Nia Lyte and Claudia Hallowell, it will include open interviews with designers, models, stylists, celebrities and an unconvential non-profit foundation that specializes in forging fashion shows to raise disaster relief funds for victims of natural disasters.
Major fashion designers headlined include Alexis Bellino, Boditecture, Brian Lichtenberg, Cerre, Curly V, Erik Hart/Factory, Henry Duarte, Laili Lau, Lizzie Pomcer, Micha Design, Mike Vensel, Nami, Nuvula, Octavio Carlin, Project Ethos, Rodarte (Muleavy Sisters), Romeo + Juliet Couture, SG, Sue Wong, Sueko Oshimoto, Thai Nguyen and Ximena Valero.
Their words and actions are the foundation for exploring the expressions that bare the essence of their styles and lives. Furthermore, Spirit Fashion will unveil how the souls of these L.A. fashion-scene artists who create the clothes that set worldwide trends, can use their fashion sensibilites to empower individuals to look toward their inner light and beauty, and inspire one's strength to save the spirit of Earth.
Produced by Nia Lyte and Shinca Entertainment in association with Co-Creator Claudia Hallowell Entertainment, with Hollywood/Japanese celebrity Shin Koyamada serving as executive producer, the Spirit Fashion L.A. show is the debut production of the avant-garde Spirit Show Network, the first internet network dedicated to empowering people who live a creative life in L.A.
Following the success of Lyte's Best of Art Basel TV show that was distributed on Comcast, Ovation TV and Xfinity TV to over 20 million viewers, slated for a September 2012 release, the Spirit Fashion L.A. will be distributed on multiple platforms: KCTV Los Angeles, Charter cable channels, and on the Web at http://www.spiritshow.tv.
About Claudia Hallowell/Hallowell Entertainment:
Founder of Hallowell Entertainment, when Claudia Hallowell was a runway model, she taught self esteem and self care grooming classes to young, delinquent teenage girls. After years of designing and making her own clothes, Hallowell's birth as a fashionista emerged, her fashion sensibilities emanated with artistic glamour and inspired women to dress more fashionably. Her TV experience includes producing and co-hosting a PBS philanthropic reality TV show, as well as hosting PBS telethons. Hallowell developed stress management programs for helping firemen, policemen and returning veterans. A philanthropic woman of the world and an accomplished painter, Hallowell's writing is the root of her strength. Published at an early age, award winning and highly prolific, her body of work includes 30 children's books, 55 inspirational books, numerous novels and screenplays, and 90 treatments. It's a multifaceted collection that includes mysteries, song lyrics, fantasies, sci-fi action adventures and a savant proclivity toward the paranormal.
About Nia Lyte:
Nia Lyte is an award-winning TV Host and Producer. Her Best of Art Basel TV show, distributed on Comcast, Ovation TV, and Xfinity TV, garnered her a place in Ovation TV’s Hall of Fame/Standing Ovations in 2011. She is the producer and host of The Nia Lyte Web Talk Show, ranked in the top three web shows from 2008-2010, with over 1 million viewers from around the world (http://www.youtube.com/user/nialyte). As Co-Founder and Spokesperson for the Shin Koyamada Foundation (SKF), she raised funds to help the Japanese Tsunami victims. In 2011, she received the Ambassador for Peace award for her humanitarian work from the Women’s Federation for World Peace. Also in 2011, Lyte participated as a speaker at a conference focused towards empowering women, alongside U.N. ambassadors, World Food Program directors, and political and religious leaders from around the world. She is also the creator of the comic book “The Dreamhoppers” (http://www.laizen.com), released in August 2011, and available in comic book stores in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.
About Shinca Entertainment:
Shinca Entertainment (Co-founder Shin Koyamada) and Paul Heller ( Producer of Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon) has developed documentaries, movies, and TV Shows for various clients, including Disney Channel, Warner Brothers, TBS Japan, Comcast. Koyamada, Executive Producer at Shinca Entertainment, is a movie star, martial arts master, and co-founder of the SKF, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping Japan’s Tsunami Victims and empowering children to achieve their dreams. Best known for his work in The Last Samurai alongside Tom Cruise, his more recent works include All Star Games TV Show on Disney Channel, Jake 2.0 TV series and Disney's Wendy Wu Homecoming Warrior movie with Brenda Song, as well as many Japanese movies.
About KCTV Los Angeles: KCTV is a unique Southern California destination, currently available to Charter Cable subscribers. KCTV viewers enjoy vintage performances from greats like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more. Viewers relax with programs like Ozzie & Harriet, Bonanza and The Lucy Show. Kids love KCTV Kartoon Klassics--and so do their parents. KCTV is also the only broadcaster investing in original programming that enhances the communities it serves.