The Collective kicks Off Annual Ashé Holiday Market with Korto Momolu, International Design Star

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, Suite 116. 

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 and more. 

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.

After the first weekend, the Ashé Holiday Market will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon until 5 p.m. and by appointment through Saturday, December 29.

For more information contact The Collective at 713-523-1616 or visit