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 Arkansas with her husband to live and raise their children. While in Arkansas she began producing chic women’s wear and accessories influenced by her African roots and inspired by rich cultural background.
Korto has completed 2 seasons of project runway and project runway all stars and finished in the top 2. Her work has been found in the Smithsonian museums and boutiques globally. Visually her designs can be seen at the crystal bridges museum in Bentonville where she was commissioned by Alice Walton to design uniforms for the staff.
Highlighted as top 5 designers to watch by New York Magazine, Korto has shown collections at New York fashion week since 2008 she was named one of the Grio’s top 100 influential African Americans.
Korto’s designs have graced countless magazines including Essence, Marie Claire, American Elle, People and Instyle magazines. Celebrities dressed include Estelle, miss Universe Leila Lopes, Vanessa Williams, Tatiana Ali and Cynthia Bailey and some of the top models internationally. She resides in little rock with her husband and two children where she continues to thrive as an international designer.