Designer of the Day: Mataano

Today’s designer, or shall I say designers, are sister design duo Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim. These Somali twins fled war-torn Somalia with their family at the age of 9 and continued growing up in Washington DC. Both sisters attended and graduated from different universities before deciding to move to NYC to study, perfect, and pursue fashion design. Hard work and persistence led to the creation of their line – Maatano (the Somali word for twins). They have debuted 3 collections thus far and I hope they continue to do many more because their work is amazing.

I love the African influence and the zest, color, and vibrancy that their clothing has. It’s so refreshing to see an appreciation for global cultures in fashion.


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on October 27, 2009, in Designers on My Radar and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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