SPIRIT BUILDER. / TEAM BUILDER
Kia Lyons is a spirit builder who's goal is to help others represent their best self. She stands for unity, social justice and teamwork. She serves as a business consultant, brand liaison, community leader with a goal to inspire and give back to others. She survived a near death experience as a child and has spent a lifetime of gratitude cultivating focus on the power of mind body spirit balance to bring success to all facets of life. live & love... represent, BE YOU.
Kia's passion is creating designs that motivate and inspire others to live their truth and to love who they are. Just like her coaching, her designs focus on personal empowerment, highest peak performance, unity, equality and love. Kia specializes in creating brand designs in high fashion, high performance self, sports and community awareness and empowerment.
Kia has designed for some of the country’s top design houses and collaborated with fashion’s greatest influential leaders. She works with high performance professionals in the sports, film, and entertainment industry. She is honored that her contributions of successful apparel designs have brought abundance to others, achieving millions in sales nationwide.
Kia has been honored to to work with and learn from inspiring apparel industry greats: Emil DeJohn, Ralph Lauren, Bob Mackie, Betsey Johnson, Joan Shepp, Marcie Corbett, Kimora Lee Simmons, Todd Oldham, Pinkus Brothers, Bill Blass, Adrienne Vittadini, Cynthia Rowley, Jill Stuart, Paul Robb, Stuart Goldblatt, Federated Department Stores, Macy's Private Labels, Bloomingdales, Arnold Palmer Golf, Kellwood, Northern Isles, Slates, Nordstroms, J.Crew. Adrienne Vittadini and Emanuel Ungaro.
A Moore College of Art & Design Alumnae, Kia has high standards when it comes to apparel and space design. Prior to majoring in fashion design at Moore, she studied psychology at West Virginia University to better understand the human spirit. Kia enjoyed creating fashion shows & designing women's & men's ready to wear on fashion avenue in New York. Her greatest design focus was primarily in young men's urban market.
For Federated Merchandising Group (Macy's/Bloomingdales) , Kia created best selling private label designs with custom graphic designs that lead sales across the country, in the entire men's market including men's outerwear, wovens, swim, walk shorts and Arnold Palmer Golf.
Lyons was also head color supervisor & embellishment designer for all Federated men's private label categories: Alfani, Tasso Elba, Savile Row, Arnold Palmer Golf. Lyons sourced fabrics globally and worked directly with different countries. She gained a personal interest in the work, stories and hearts of people all over the world.
Kia has been honored designing apparel, sold nationally and has received various design awards. As Federated Merchandising Group's private label men's designer, she discovered a link between personal comfort, individuality and confidence. Kia thrives on client's personal growth and happiness.
Designer & Coach
Communication, Interpersonal Relationship & H.E.A.R.T. Coach
With an extensive background in fashion design, personal image and emotional wellness, Kia specializes in higher self personal empowerment & development. Kia has a personal background in fashion & communication in the sports and the music industry as well. She has always enjoyed lifting and understanding the spirit of others. Throughout her life she has acted as a communication specialist. Kia has a drive to ever evolve personal self and skillset to achieve and maintain personal and creative success. Kia believes to dream is to know one's personal path to greatness, the challenge is to have the courage and the fortitude to see the dream through. thus her personal mantra is:
"if you're going to be awake, you might as well dream".
Kia grew up on art, fashion, unity, sports, music and empowerment. She grew up as the daughter of a psychologist who specialized in communication, drug and alcohol substance rehabilitation, personal empowerment and film; the daughter of a businessman who specialized in sports, art, pro golf and personal independence ; as a sister to a brother who specialized in high performance , sports, sportscars and travel. Kia's grew up with a neighborhood best friend whose parents also were relationship coaches, not to mention preacher for all Philadelphia professional sports teams. Community, faith, all of it, kia carries interests and attributes for all that rounded her. For the past 30 years, Lyons has worked to grow her knowledge by studying personal development coaching from the great masters, including Dr. Wayne Dyer and Dr. Deepak Chopra. Kia gained great personal experiences committing her time to help others locally through women's personal empowerment groups.
The 2020 Covid pandemic called kia to serve greater. She increased her community service work to reach those in need of support, to stand for equality, to aide areas and groups lacking empowerment, and to support marital and parental relationships experiencing the hardships highlighted by covid-19.
Kia is a mother of 3 , giving her experience in love, parenting, patience & kindness. Kia is also a certified Usui Reiki Master. Reiki is the ancient Japanese art of remotely moving powerful new energy through the body to bring healing and strength. She has spent a lifetime sending love and prayers to loved ones and her community, but Upon learning reiki in 2015, her life-long passion for helping others know self-worth and be their best self, rose to a whole new level. She started coaching professionally in 2015 and is grateful to work as aide to helping others to reach their greatest self in life and relationships.
By combining various Coaching and Self empowerment Techniques, Kia helps others to represent their best self. She enjoys connecting with clients across the county and welcomes hearing about you and your journey.
Graphic Artist/ Author
Kia now is in the process of creating an empowering children's book as well as a new apparel line for her own Platinum Prints Collection company. Designs include loungewear apparel: exclusive custom screen-print novelty t-shirts that evoke personal strength and signature style, custom artwork, as well as accessories.
Wardrobe Designer / Supervisor
The North Star: A Perilous Journey To Freedom
Kia Lyons is honored to have contributed her wardrobe supervisor skills to a moving film that raises awareness and encourages equality, freedom and justice for all. She enjoyed the collective love experienced in making such a film. Designing apparel based on a slave’s life on the road to freedom, was an emotional journey that she will carry close to her heart forever. Even more so, she will always hold tight, connecting with the amazing allstar cast including jeremiah trotter, lynn whitfield, keith david and clifton powell and more. Gratitude for this 2013 Thomas Phillips film production.