Korto Momolu (pronounced Cut • Toe – Mo • Mo • Lu)
A fashion designer and stylist, Korto was born in Monrovia, Liberia and lived there until 1990 with her parents and siblings. They left due to civil war and settled in Canada where Korto pursued her passion and studied fashion design at the L’Academies des Couturiers Design Institute in Ottawa, Ontario. After graduation, she moved to Arkansas with her husband to live and raise their daughter and began producing chic women’s wear and accessories influenced by her African roots and inspired by rich fabrics.
After working as an independent fashion designer and continuing her education at the renowned Parsons School of Design, Korto followed her dreams and won a place on the 5th season of Bravo TV’s hit show Project Runway. Through out the show, Korto stood out as a designer who embraced color and diversity and displayed such extraordinary talent that she was awarded the fan favorite prize. During the season finale of Project Runway, Korto presented her spring 2009 collection at Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week and ultimately ended the season as 1st runner up.
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