“For our Spring/Summer 2011 Collection you will sense nostalgia for the late 1950’s to early 1960’s, but we didn’t let it overpower our modern sensibility. The highlight of this collection is the use of silk; from Italian shantung to printed organza you will find an array of silk blends. We wanted our customer to feel light and airy in her Spring clothes. The color palette presents an interesting marriage of unexpected light and dark tones to give the option for day and evening” Ayaan and Idyl on Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.
Najwa Moses talks to Idyl and Ayaan Mohallim of Mataano about their latest collection, what role music plays in their influences, as well as the issue of diversity within fashion.
The twin sensations of Mataano, Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim talk to GorgeousNewYork about their clothing line and inspirations!
Also inspired by their love and appreciation of rich cultural diversity, their designs tap into their Somalian, and American heritage, which gives it a multicultural approach.
Photos: MATAANO SPRING 2011 COLLECTION
Read our previous story on the Mataano twins: SPOTLIGHT: Somali Fashion line, Mataano
Credits: Photographer: Andrew Vee. Atelier, Models: Arien & Venny. Ford, Stylist: Laurie Trott. Atelier,Hair: Anthony Campbell. Atelier, Makeup: Lottie. Atelier, Design: Susanrivas , Iamsusanita.com