Liberia-born fashion designer and stylist Korto Momolu (pronounced Cut-toe Mo-mo-lu) is stamping her global brand on fashion-forward women’s wear and accessories. Korto is inspired by her African roots and celebrates the essence of her rich heritage through the use of skins, mixed prints and traditional, luxury fabrics. A graduate of L’Academie des Couturiers Design Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, Korto also studied at the renowned Parsons School of Design in New York City while working as an independent fashion designer. Prior to arriving in Canada in 1990, Korto and her family had to flee Liberia following a civil war.
In 2014, she competed on the third season of Project Runway All Stars and finished in second place; during the most recent New York Fashion Week, Korto unveiled her spring/summer 2019 collection, which was a tribute to her late friend and former Project Runway All Stars castmate Mychael Knight, who passed away in 2017. Momolu was highlighted as one of the “Top 5 Designers to Watch” by New York magazine, and currently makes her home in Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband and two children.
At High Style, Korto will showcase her Women Grow collection, a line also shown at New York Fashion Week in collaboration with Women Grow, the largest network of women who are leaders in the cannabis and hemp industries. Korto Momulu for Women Grow will also have a pop-up shop.