Real clothes for real women. Pragmatic clothes that make the Ladybrille Woman look and feel good. That is exactly what Korto Momolu brought to the table for her New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 collection.
The collection which she unveiled on February 15th, 2010 at the Union Square Ballroom showed yet another versatile side of Korto as a designer.
Hair & Makeup: Korto chose to have her models maintain natural clean looks. The drama was in the form of fake long lashes. Models also had their hair swept in a braided African inspired bun reminiscent of what we’ve seen on Arise Africa Fashion Weeks and prior Arise African Collective runway shows.
Fabrics: Korto used rich fabrics that included knits, metallics, satins and jerseys; all of which made for a very wearable and beautiful collection.
Colors:Fuchsia, orange, gray and black. Gray and black dominated consistent with a Fall collection.
Accessories: Korto simply knows how to make exquisite head turning African inspired accessories. Her Fall 2010 collection was no exception. While dresses and makeup remained understated, Korto’s accessories deviated from the norm. It was an all out fest with chunky and at times larger than life necklaces. There were feathery hats, cute belts that created beautiful cinched waists on models, scarves, military inspired hats, bags and cowl knit sweaters that draped across shoulders -guaranteed to keep you warm.
Styles: High waist wide legged pants, knee and floor length dresses. The true signature in this collection was really Korto’s well draped stylish floor length skirts and dresses. Another cute trend was her military styled coat dress. We heart!
Design details: Beautiful well draped, embroidered and sequined dresses. Strong structure and good fit that flatter all women, another Korto signature.
~Photocredit: Wire image
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