Project Runway 5: Korto
Korto 33, Liberia
education: Fashion School in Ottawa, Canada
favorite designers: Tracy Reese, Valentino, and Randolph Duke
fashion must: Great bag
bio: Originally from Liberia, Korto moved to Canada to attend fashion school. After school, she moved outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, where she now resides with her husband and daughter. Drawing from her African roots, Korto infuses tribal details into her classic designs. She is inspired by rich fabrics and textures and says her designs are intended for real, full-figured women. In her spare time, Korto works as a freelance fashion photographer, dances in an African dance troupe and does African hair braiding and makeup. She says her family considers her to be fun and easygoing.
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