Community Artists' Collective presents Ashé Holiday Market
Project Runway star Korto Momolu will launch the Community Artists’ Collective’s annual Ashé Holiday Market with a trunk show. The funds raised fuel The Collective's art education programs for children and adults.
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.
On Saturday the program kicks off 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.