Korto Momolu | Trail Blazing Review of Liberian Celebrity Designer Korto Momolu



Designer Korto Momolu Brings Her Newest Collection to Africa Fashion Week NY—The Collection Is As Sophisticated As—If Not Better Than, Her Works On The TV Show.

New York, NY-June 2012- Korto Momolu will present her collection at Africa Fashion Week New York, Saturday, July 14th. AFWNY, produced by Adirée, will take place July 12th, 13th, and 14th at the Broad Street Ballroom in New York’s Financial District.

Korto Momolu, the Liberian-born designer came onto the fashion scene as a breakout start of Project Runway’s Season 5 and ever since then, she kept surprising the fashion industry with better works. Now the designer is gearing up to showcase her latest and greatest designs at Africa Fashion Week NY. Drawing from her African roots, Korto infuses tribal details into her classic designs. Inspired by rich fabrics and textures, Momolu’s designs are intended for real, full-figured women.

“You can see her multiple influences at work in her garments. The prints and silhouettes are evocative of West Africa; and there is usually a juxtaposition of some glamorous element, [such as] sequins against a more natural fabric or cut.” –Brew Hammond, author and blogger, said of Momolu’s design approach.

AFWNY includes runway shows hosting 21+ designers from various countries in Africa and those of the African Diaspora, exhibitions, and industry networking events. Opening designers Francis Hendy, Korto Momolu, and designers like Mafi, Attolle Collection, Geraldo Fashions and others will showcase.

About Korto Momolu:
Korto Momolu (Former Project Runway Star, 5th Season) infuses tribal details into her designs, owing to her African roots. Motivated by rich fabrics and textures, her designs are truly ideal for real, full-figured women.

About Adirée:
Adirée, based in NYC, NY, focuses on event production, organization, and consulting for small to medium size clients in the areas of Fashion, Art, and Culture.

For More Information Contact:
Adirée │Public Relations

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