Mataano Spring/Summer 2011 – The Lookbook

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,, 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:

Idyl and Ayaan Mohallim


Credits: Photographer: Andrew Vee. Atelier, Models: Arien & Venny. Ford, Stylist: Laurie Trott. Atelier, Hair: Anthony Campbell. Atelier, Makeup: Lottie. Atelier, Design: Susanrivas ,

20 Comments on Mataano Spring/Summer 2011 – The Lookbook
  • DUDU September 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    l love me that long black number. Your designs rock!!!

  • Kilonsparkles September 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Love the pants in the ninth picture.

  • JPrat September 22, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    yay…a break from ankara. they are all lovely

    • missy-spectacularrr October 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm

      yes oh! the ankara was getting soooooo boring!

  • cruz September 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm


  • cuteb September 22, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    lovely !!!

  • Hali September 23, 2010 at 9:26 am


  • Ms. Jayee September 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Me loves it!!!

  • Jennifer Jesse September 23, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I love em!!!

  • Ginika September 23, 2010 at 11:52 am

    goodness me, I love the designs… love them all!

  • Nma September 23, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    These clothes are sickkkkk!!!!

  • Brittle Paper September 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm


  • Yuds September 23, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Soft and feminine!

  • Omada September 24, 2010 at 1:49 am

    the model is fine! the clothes are gorgeous!

  • Blossom September 24, 2010 at 11:20 am

    The model is just gorgeous and the detail in their clothing is just exquisite. Loves it!

  • menuda j September 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    baeutifullllll desing, more african culture,somalian will be lovely, nice,testfull…mix,

  • Yaya84 September 25, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Very nice collection. The designs are very classy and tasteful

  • Musings of Ewa September 26, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Mataano is the business, classic and stunning pieces.
    I’m drooling………………….

  • stacy lee March 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    do you speak somalion

  • KK March 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Finally, a collection I like entirely!


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