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  • Seth Aaron Henderson from Project Runway All Stars Season 3
  • Viktor Luna from Project Runway All Stars Season 3

Korto Momolu

Little Rock, AR, Season 5
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Bring us up to speed!

Designed a ready-to-wear collection sold exclusively on www.kortomomolu.com, did a capsule jewelry and handbag collection for Dillard's department stores nationwide, and was commissioned by Alice Walton to do uniforms for the newly opened Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas. 

 

What garment from your season of "Runway" do fans compliment you on the most?

I’ve never lived down the seat-belt coat from the Saturn unconventional challenge 

 

What do you think you are best remembered for from your season?

My love for my culture, my use of print and my personal story.

 

Who has been your favorite client to design for?

Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes from Angola.

 

What celebrities would you love to dress?

Oprah and Mariah Carey.

 

What are your strengths as a designer at this point in your career?

I never give up…that can be both a strength and a weakness.

 

How has your design aesthetic changed since your time on the show, if at all?

I drape more than I ever have and now work better under pressure.

 

What are your favorite pieces/staple items in your closet?

Accessories and shoes!

 

Which fashion rule do you think is begging to be broken?

Use of colors per seasons…wear what you love; who cares?

 

How do you choose what to pack for "All Stars"?

Packed everything…you never want to repeat an outfit….that’s just me, though.

 

What "Project Runway" challenges do you think are the best and worst of all time?

Group challenge, hands down.

 

Who is your favorite fellow "Project Runway" designer from any season?

Mychael Knight…he’s the best, inside and out.

 

What goes through your head when you see yourself on television?

Why does my butt look so big, and why am I the only one sweating all the time????

 

What is the one thing fans still would be surprised to find out about you?

I am really funny! …and yes, I do smile…..

 

What makes you All-Star material?

I am coming back to "All Stars" when I am in a place where I have grown personally and professionally. I know my self and my work much more now that I have had time to build my brand. 

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