The Project Runway star, Korto
Momolu, will launch the Community Artists’ Collective’s Annual Ashé Holiday
Market with a trunk show December 7 and 8 at The Collective, 4101 San Jacinto,
Inspired by her African roots, Liberian-born designer and
stylist Momolu has been highlighted in the “Top 5 Designers to Watch” in New
York City this season. She is stamping her global brand on women’s wear and
accessories that celebrate the essence of her rich heritage through the use of
traditional luxury fabrics, skins, mixed prints, etc.
A preview of the trunk show will be open Friday, December 7,
from noon until 8 p.m.
On Saturday the program kicks off at 12 noon with a blessing
of the runway floor, a Liberian ritual dance, followed by the fashion show of
Momolu’s fashion-forward designs and accessories.
In addition to Momolu’s creations, local artists Joan
Bristow, Elizabeth Montgomery Shelton, Leslie Abrams, Dr. Rhea Lawson and
Robbie Lee of Black Heritage Gallery will offer their artistic creations of
clothing, jewelry, art and unique crafts for sale.
The trunk show is produced by Merian T. Sherrod, Amaris
Simone, the Art of Living.