‘Project Runway’ star Korto Momolu is Done With Fashion Week
Korto Momolu came onto the fashion scene as a breakout star of Project Runway’s Season 5. While the Liberian-born designer did not win, she ended the season as the first runner up, and earned a runway show during New York City’s Fashion Week. Since those heady days, Momolu has hit more career milestones such as designing for the female president of Liberia. Yet at this point in her life, the married mother of a young daughter is ready to simplify her career approach.
During February’s New York 2012 Fall Fashion Week, Momolu presented her “Monaco” collection in the hip basement of the Cellar Bar lounge at the Byrant Park hotel, which is close to where Fashion Week used to be traditionally held. (The official tents have since been relocated at Lincoln Center for the seasonal presentation.) Despite this close proximity to a former fashion nexus, Momolu told theGrio that after Fashion Week in September — the most important of the two held annually — the designer plans to remove herself from the scene.
Find out why this talented designer is over it and what she plans to do instead at theGrio.com.