BN featured the Spring/Summer 2011 collection by Mataano during our coverage of 2010 Africa Fashion Week, and now, we have the Lookbook to revive our lust for the “coveted neutrals” which won me over.
Twins Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim launched Mataano with a Spring 2009 capsule collection, and have succeeded in generating a stare in such a short period of time with features in Giant Magazine, Essence.com, Uptown Magazine and Oprah.
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.
Ayaan and Idyl on Spring/Summer 2011 Collection: “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”
View Mataano Spring/Summer 2010 Lookbook below:
Credits: Photographer: Andrew Vee. Atelier, Models: Arien & Venny. Ford, Stylist: Laurie Trott. Atelier, Hair: Anthony Campbell. Atelier, Makeup: Lottie. Atelier, Design: Susanrivas , Iamsusanita.com