Thursday, February 16, 2012
Diaspora. Born in the United States, and reared in Somalia, identical twins Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim are now making a name for themselves in the fashion world. Having fled their native land due to civil unrest, the duo attended college here (Boston University and University of Michigan), and hit the ground running in New York, launching their line, Mataano (which means “twin” in their native tongue) in 2008. Already gaining national exposure, with an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and features in national publications including The New York Times and Essence Magazine, these African sisters are poised on the precipice of fashion success!