February 16, 2012
CTV’s FASHION TELEVISION Announces Schedule for Upcoming International Fashion Weeks Coverage
– FASHION TELEVISION and host Jeanne Beker bring all-new episodes with front row reports from the world’s hottest Fashion Week presentations –
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Toronto, ON (February 16, 2012) – As the world’s top fashion designers unveil their Fall/Winter 2012 collections, Canada’s own groundbreaking FASHION TELEVISION announced today its upcoming Fashion Weeks coverage, airing Sundays at 5:30 p.m. ET on CTV and Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET on FashionTelevisionChannel. From New York, London, Milan and Toronto, to Paris Couture and Ready-To-Wear, FASHION TELEVISION is striking a pose from the epicenter of the world’s major fashion capitals to bring Canadians all-new episodes with exclusive Fashion Week coverage. Currently on location in New York City, legendary host Jeanne Beker is capturing every hot new colour, high hem number, and genius designer from the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Then, it’s a recap of January’s Paris Haute Couture Week, before jetting off to London (Feb. 17-21), Milan (Feb. 22-28), back to Paris (Read-to-Wear Week, Feb. 28-March 7), and finally, back to Canada for Toronto Fashion Week (March 12-17). Fans can follow Jeanne’s every high-fashion move on Twitter at @Jeanne_Beker.
FASHION TELEVISION is the only series to bring Canadians an in-depth, inside look at the bustling world of high fashion. From cutting-edge trends, buzzed-about designers, the hottest up-and-comers, and celebrity fashionistas, FT delivers all the Fashion Week runway hits from fall and winter, to spring and summer. FASHION TELEVISION also airs on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. ET on CTV Two and 6 p.m. ET on E! (visit ctv.ca, eonline.ca and fashiontelevision.com to confirm local broadcast times). Episodes are also available online on demand at ctv.ca and fashiontelevision.com.
**Media Note** Photography for FASHION TELEVISON is available online at BellMediaPR.ca/E!
“As a trendsetter in fashion news, FASHION TELEVISION covers the world’s Fashion Weeks unlike any other,” said Jay Levine, Supervising Producer of FASHION TELEVISION. “Jeanne’s personal relationships with some of the fashion industry’s greatest minds help bring FT viewers unparalleled access and one-of a-kind exclusive interviews.”
Paris Haute Couture Week – Continuing Sunday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. ET on CTV and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. ET on FashionTelevisionChannel
Kicking off the 2012 Fashion Week season in January with Paris couture, FT’s Jeanne Beker was the only Canadian among the elite few invited to take flight aboard inimitable designer Karl Lagerfeld’s mock Chanel private jet inside Paris’ Grand Palais.
New York Fashion Week – Beginning Sunday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. ET on CTV and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. ET on FashionTelevisionChannel
Next up is the fashion capital of the U.S., New York City, where Jeanne and crew check out the latest designer shows from Jason Wu, Rachel Zoe and Zac Posen, to Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs and Marchesa. While in the city that never sleeps, FT cameras also visit Canadian Brad Goreski as he styles Kate Spade, and join the ranks of Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin and hip-hop star Nicki Minaj, at Mac’s Viva Glam Red Carpet and party.
London Fashion Week – Beginning Sunday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. ET on CTV and Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. ET on FashionTelevisionChannel
On the heels of New York, FASHION TELEVISION jets to London Fashion Week (Feb. 17-21), to celebrate Canadian fashion designer Jeffrey Michael, whose creations are lighting up the streets of London, and attends all the biggest runway shows. FT also meets up with wheelchair-bound stylist and stunning model, Kay Dixon, and gets a personal tour of the Lucien Freud Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery with London-based fashion designer, daughter of Lucien and great granddaughter of Sigmund, Bella Freud.
Milan, Paris Ready-To-Wear and Toronto Fashion Week – Beginning Sunday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. ET on CTV and Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. ET on FashionTelevisionChannel
From London, FT continues its round-the-world Fashion Week coverage at Milan Fashion Week (Feb. 22-28), Paris Ready-To-Wear Fashion Week (Feb. 28-March 7), and finally, Toronto Fashion Week (March 12-17).
Always working to improve its industry-leading status, FT recently launched new in-show segments to help capture everything happening in fashion right now. From “slide show,” a fast-paced digest of the most visually interesting topics happening today, to “objects of desire,” featuring the most desired things in the world – from the most outrageously expensive to affordable trends – FASHION TELEVISION works to bring viewers the latest fashion news in the most cutting-edge format.
FashionTelevisionChannel (FT) is Canada's first and only 24-hour English-language fashion channel dedicated to the world of art, architecture, photography, and design. FT delivers a daily dose of international designer collections, fashion photo sessions and a look at what's behind the stories that make up the headlines in the worlds of style and design. FT is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about FT can be found at fashiontelevsion.com.
CTV, Canada’s Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a I thought it would be really fun for you to chat with her and do a piece for She Does The City about whatwide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada’s most-watched television network and lead broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at www.ctv.ca.
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