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ARISE Magazine Fashion Week 2011 – Korto Momolu



It was her first trip back to the continent in 23 years and with her mother in the audience, Liberian/American Project Runway Alum, Korto Momolu set the runway alight.

To the beat of drums, the models strutted down the runway in fluid floor-length dresses with daringly plunging necklines. The collection featured a mix of black, print and sequins which created a delicious palette of texture and dimensions. Other standouts include a trio of black sequined dresses and a stunning long coat dress with a long slit and a structured peplum waist detail.

The collection was very well received by the guests and Korto relished the attention as she confidently walked down the runway for her final walk. Welcome home!

The Designer, Korto Momolu

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi


  1. StephanieIj

    March 16, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Nice one Korto… I liked her collection as well.

  2. Bubblybliss

    March 16, 2011 at 12:09 am


  3. Meemi

    March 16, 2011 at 12:09 am

    thanks for the update Bella

  4. Meemi

    March 16, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I love most of the collection.

  5. Rashee

    March 16, 2011 at 12:16 am

    First to comment, yay!!!!

    I looooooooooooooooovvvveeee Korto to pieces!!!! Been following her ever since project runway, and babe, I am so proud of you. Korto rocks!


      March 16, 2011 at 2:32 am


    • Kemchi

      March 16, 2011 at 4:34 am

      There’s 1,2,3,4 comments before yours sweetie, so no u’re not the first! And enough with the ‘first to comment’ comments, it’s getting tired and rather annoying!
      Loving Momo’s work, but those necklines sha…talk about plunging!


    March 16, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Aminat’s weave should have been fixed….other than that…
    I’VE ALWAYS LOVED HER DESIGNS! i feel she should have won Project Runway…end of.
    cute cute cute.
    btw, whats up with that stereotypical African Model look?

  7. Tiki

    March 16, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Yup, i concur with you, THE AMAKA…Korto should have won Project Runway! that said, where can I get her stuff in nigeria? I hope she is gonna have some sort of outlet there, her clothes are to die for!

  8. Lamide A.

    March 16, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Absolutely love her work. She is so very talented!

  9. French Naira/Lady Gaga

    March 16, 2011 at 11:54 am


  10. bobbydox`

    March 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Korto was really ecstatic at her reception which everyone accorded her after the show very touching her designs spoke for her

  11. Duvy

    March 16, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Nice work Korto! In between I see my self in that Black gown with the jacket on my desk at the office on a friday. Since I dont intend to steal it, Bella, please provide contact details of Korto. Many thanks

  12. asanwam

    March 16, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Beautiful collection every piece is wearable, thumbs up.

  13. Styrch

    March 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! I’m drooling over the metallic purple here. And I love that black top with the turquoise skirt! Very fun. 🙂

  14. Z

    March 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I loved her on project runway, and it was a welcome surprise to see her clothes walk down the runway on Friday…wanted her to be amongst the chosen for Arise New York Fashion Week’s show. Still irritated that Jewel by Lisa made it ( hers clothes had no wow effect what so ever)

  15. ladylove

    March 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    there z this model dat can pass for agbani darego’s twin sis i swear! the resemblance is striking!

  16. barbie

    March 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Her name is millen, she’s in her 30ies from Tanzania, lives in New york and she’s – on these youngins with her fierceness on the runway

  17. Nicole

    March 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Beautiful pieces

  18. Bonzo

    March 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Outstanding pieces, well tailored!

  19. D.O.T.M.H.

    March 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Where did they get these models from? #curious

  20. Ladymass

    March 17, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Lovely collection…am proud of you…you alway make me say wow!

  21. Lola

    March 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Love Korto; she should absolutely have won project runway. Did not like this collection, however.

  22. kelechi

    March 19, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    love Korto”s work,she understands the female body,curves bum and all

  23. fyi

    March 22, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Will you be able to feautre LaQuan Smiths fashion show in Lagos. Thanks!!!

  24. Yvette Winter Shoes

    March 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Korto has outdone herself. This is an absolutely awesome collection. Sleek and stylish. Definitely complimenting the females.

  25. Adoley

    April 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Nice collection!! But dem models….coulda got some betta lookin’ models…..lookin’ very unhealthy right about now….

  26. courage

    April 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    bravo!!! nice work!!

  27. Zahid-22058

    June 12, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Nice collection and nice modules
    Muhammad Zahid-22058

  28. dimpled freak

    March 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

    love this babe xxx

  29. zahra zafar

    July 2, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Yup, i concur with you, THE AMAKA…Korto should have won Project Runway! that said, where can I get her stuff in nigeria? I hope she is gonna have some sort of outlet there, her clothes are to die for!

  30. Usman

    January 24, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    the girl with tomboy haircut is awesome. beautiful

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