Spirit Fashion, a five-part Web/TV series, starts airing on September 23 and through the month of October on KCTV Los Angeles, at 10:30 pm and repeating throughout the night. The series takes the viewer to LA Fashion Week Fall 2012 events around town, to the red carpet, behind the scenes, and into the audience, featuring runway footage and non-scripted, open interviews with L.A.’s top designers and stylists, celebrities and fashion-goers. Interviews include Henry Duarte, Mike Vensel, Sue Wong, Cerre, Rodarte, Brian Lichtenberg, Curly V, Boditecture, Nami, Nuvula, Project Ethos, Iotam Solomon, S & G, Skingraft, Sueko Oshimoto, Romeo & Juliet Couture, Ximena Valero, as well as others. With candid interviews and sharp footage, the show examines Hollywood’s influence on fashion, looking for the inner beauty in the midst of a body image-obsessed industry and crowd, and highlighting fashion’s positive actions: unconventional non-profit foundation using fashion shows to raise relief funds for natural disaster victims, and a fashion benefit that raises awareness about L.A.’s air quality.
“Fashion profoundly affects the ways we think, feel and react in society, we use clothes to identify ourselves and communicate who we are. Celebrities and the entertainment industry also have a profound influence upon fashion trends,” says Nia Lyte, creator and producer of the TV Series. “We want to show how the art of fashion reflects way beyond the physical, how it brings out our inner spirit, and lets our inner beauty shine through,” adds show co-host and writer, Claudia Hallowel.
Following the success of its Best of Art Basel TV show, distributed on Comcast, Ovation TV and Xfinity TV to over 20 million viewers, the Spirit Fashion show is the debut production of the avant-garde Spirit Show Network, the first entertainment network dedicated to empowering people to live a more creative, productive, happier life. Produced by Nia Lyte and Shinca Entertainment in association with Claudia Hallowell Entertainment, with Hollywood/Japanese celebrity Shin Koyamada serving as Executive Producer, the Spirit Fashion L.A. is distributed on Charter Cable Channels, KCTV LA, and the Web, at www.spritshow.tv.
About Nia Lyte:
Nia Lyte is an award-winning TV Host and Producer, whose Best of Art Basel TV show, distributed on Comcast, Ovation TV, and Xfinity TV, recently garnered her a place in Ovation TV’s Hall of Fame/Standing Ovations in 2011. Producer and host of The Nia Lyte Web Talk Show, ranked in the top three web shows from 2008-2010, she has over 1 million viewers from around the world (http://www.youtube.com/
About Shinca Entertainment:
Shinca Entertainment, co-founded by 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. Shin 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 Claudia Hallowell/Hallowell Entertainment:
Founder of Hallowell Entertainment, Claudia Hallowell is a multi-talented TV producer, writer, painter, philanthropist, and former runway model. She produced and co-hosted a PBS philanthropic reality TV show and numerous PBS telethons. 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. She developed stress management programs for firemen, policemen, and returning war veterans. While a runway model, she taught self-esteem and self-care grooming classes to young, delinquent teenage girl. A born fashionista, Hallowell designed and made her own clothes, creating her trademark simple, yet glamorous look.
About KCTV Los Angeles:
KCTV is a unique Southern California destination, currently available to Charter Cable subscribers on Channels 3, 31, and 101. KCTV offers viewers classic movies, TV programs, and first-run original TV series including FilmQ, Showdown, Big Break, Improv GPM, and Floored. Viewers enjoy vintage performances from greats like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more, and relax with classic 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. More information on KCTV Programming is available at: http://www.kctvla.com