From Madame Noire: Supermodel and cosmetics guru Iman has announced IMAN Cosmetics’ partnership with Mataano, the chic fashion design label with a global flavor. Mataano, founded by Somali twin sisters Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim, will debut its new partnership during their Fall 2012 runway show with IMAN as the lead sponsor.
The young, inspirational fashion designers got their break in the fashion world at just 20 years of age. They launched Mataano in 2008 hoping to show the world a new diversity of style. Their designs in the women’s ready-to-wear category are a break from traditional African style. Mataano uses a mix of Somali and American heritage to create a blend of culture and has found its place among the fashion elite.
“I saw in the twins the drive and inspiration I had at that point in my life. Our shared Somali background and creative visions are a natural fit,” Iman, CEO and Founder of IMAN Cosmetics said in a press statement.
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