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Crowing A Queen: Fashion ‘istah

Posted on: August 24, 2009

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so i’m faking it a little with this month’s feature since i don’t know her personally. but i just had to because i’m so proud & in awe of her work. korto momolu is a sistah who’s making waves in the fashion world. 

korto was born and lived in monrovia, liberia before immigrating with her family to canada due to civil war in 1990.   she studied fashion design at the l’academies des couturiers design institute in ottawa, ontario.  after working as an independent fashion designer for 15 years, korto entered as a contestant on the 5th season of project runway and came in 2nd place.  

last week the show had a special all star challenge & she reminded me just how awestruck i was last year watching her create on the show. she had to compete with the best of the best from previous seasons.  one challenge & four looks each exquisitely tailored won her 2nd place.  

korto designs are full of texture & color with simple classy lines. she has signature accessories which are made by hand.  those bags r to die 4.  u can feel her african heritage through her creations which are far from a costumy kente/mud cloth look. west africans, especially liberians, are very good craftsman.   tailoring is our thing & korto’s got ‘it’.  she may not have won the tv competition but i predict many big wins in her fashion future.  click here to check out her designs:  Korto Designs

enough about TV.  nxt week i’ll give u the scoop on the book i decided to get at the library. its my treat to myself this weekend…

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