Crafts and Decorative Arts


Entry Category: Crafts and Decorative Arts

Momolu, Korto

Korto (pronounced “cut-toe”) Momolu is an independent fashion designer and entrepreneur. Her designs feature bold colors, intricate patterns, and beading, and are inspired by her African roots. Working out of her studio in Little Rock (Pulaski County), Momolu designed the uniforms for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a line of handbags and jewelry for Dillard’s, and a jewelry line for the Smithsonian Museum stores. The City of Little Rock named November 13 Korto Momolu Day after she placed as first runner-up on the fifth season of the Bravo reality television show Project Runway in 2008. Korto Clarice Momolu was born in Monrovia, Liberia, on February 2, 1975, the second of four children of Mary Momolu and Clarence K. Momolu …