March 03, 2009

BET Rip The Runway 2009


I don't watch much on BET anymore. Their content is lacking and 106 & Park has never been the same since AJ and Free! Despite all that, I never miss their annual fashion show Rip The Runway. Its similar to MTV's past runway/music show Fashionably Loud (I think that was the name of it) except BET's version features more urban wear, models with curves, and gorgeous black men.

Hosted by actress Joy Bryant and the very fine Derek Luke, Rip The Runway fused urban fashion with some of today's popular names in Hip Hop and R&B. Models walked the runway alongside performers like T.I., Bobby V., Keri Hilson, Busta, and more. Among the 6 featured designers, Korto Momolu and Monif C. were my favorites.

Korto Momolu, known for her time on Project Runway, presented a collection of feminine, colorful, and empowering pieces. Each look emphasized the waist with beautiful construction, rouching, and drape.


Korto escorted by The Dream

Monif C. debuted her line of '09 swimwear for all the plus size ladies of the world. Love the ruffle details, pretty colors, and a perfect cut on the thigh. I also loved how strong and beautiful Monif's full-figured models looked. They worked it on the runway, for they exuded confidence and embodied the reason why plus-size women are "size sexy."

Monif C.
To learn more about Rip The Runway, visit BET.com

Images via BET.com

12 comments:

  1. I loved Korto's line, the colors and prints were hot, the plus sized ladies definitely represented, they looked fabulous...

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  2. Is that Shaena from ANTM in that second pic?!?! Anywho, im glad to see Korto is getting her stuff out there! I didnt watch that season of PR but what I did see of hers I really liked.

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  3. I didn't get to see this but I definitely like the idea of curvier models!! (*and sexy men*) :-)

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  4. I thought it was pretty good. I do agree with you on the fact that BET is now lacking.

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  5. Yup! I saw your profile there when I created mine! See you on there!

    -Nicole

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  6. There's something about the black&white dress with the red belt that I really love. Or maybe it's just that "something red" that always seems to be the cherry on top of a great outfit to make it fabulous. :)

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  7. Korto is such a talented designer. Love her collection

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  8. I love the dress in the first photo. The print is very beautiful and unique!

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  9. IM SAD THAT I MISSED IT BUT IM LOVING THAT THEY FEATURED A PLUS SIZE LINE AND A SWIM LINE AT THAT

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  10. awww missed it...Korto is super fab!

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  11. I agree, BET is missing its spark Aj & free should come back...
    I say rip the runway and those thick madame's were working it!! ;]]

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  12. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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    參觀,Thanks

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