Wearable Weed Art: The Designs of Korto Momolu

Cannabis fashion has come a long way from psychedelic tie-dye and Grateful Dead tees. In recent years, cannabis has shown up on leading runways during major events like New York Fashion Week.

Last year Korto Momolu, a Liberian-born designer and Project Runway alum, partnered with Colorado’s Women Grow organization to produce a cannabis-centric clothing capsule for 2019’s NY Fashion Week.

Korto (pronounced cut-toe) draws on her African roots to create beautiful women’s wear. For her 28-piece collection, she incorporated natural, sustainable materials like jute, linen, hemp and cork as well as precious metals like rose gold to signify the strength women need to survive in a business such as cannabis.

Instead of focusing on getting high, Momolu’s clothing represents the mood women want, akin to the soft, relaxing mood of cannabis. She herself uses plant-based medicine for arthritis.

Korto is no stranger to runways, in fact, she’s built a reputation for inclusivity, using models of all ethnicities and body types.

Here’s hoping we see more shining cannabis designers like Korto Momolu on the horizon!

Check out the entire collection here.

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