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April 9, 2009

Mataano


Born to Somali parents and raised in both their native country and Washington DC, identical twins Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim are anything but ordinary. Having fled Somalia at the age of nine to escape the country’s civil war, both Idyl and Ayaan completed their college education at University of Michigan and Boston University, respectively, before making the bold move to Manhattan where they aimed to stand out from the rest in the world of fashion and design. Experiencing the industry from the ground up through careful study and practice, they slowly crafted their talent, weaving their cultural influence throughout each meticulously designed piece in their studio with only distant dreams of launching a collection. source



Mataano Fall 2009 Collection

7 comments:

Cee said...

Beautiful ladies....
Could I ask what you meant by Mataano? The name reminds me of a character in a Ugandan programme.

Ebony Intuition said...

Mataano means twins and is the name of their label.

MATAANO [ma-taa-no]: Twins

Fly Girl said...

Love to see more women of color producing collections!

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful girls. And I love their line.

RainaHavock said...

I love see beautiful sisters doing it up! :)

glennishamorgan said...

loves these two

Cee said...

Thanx Ebony for the clarification....Happy Easter

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