Wednesday, May 12, 2010
According to their website ".....Born to Somali parents and raised in both their native country and Washington DC, identical twins Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim are anything but ordinary. Having fled Somalia at the age of nine to escape the country’s civil war, both Idyl and Ayaan completed their college education at University of Michigan and Boston University, respectively, before making the bold move to Manhattan where they aimed to stand out from the rest in the world of fashion and design. Experiencing the industry from the ground up through careful study and practice, they slowly crafted their talent, weaving their cultural influence throughout each meticulously designed piece in their studio with only distant dreams of launching a collection..."
"...In 2008, the Mohallim sisters took their first step together, launching a new brand, Mataano (meaning “twins” in Somali) and furnishing a platform to express their vision and bring forth their creations to the marketplace. Mataano’s premier Spring 2009 collection launched in New York City on November 1, 2008 featuring a boutique preview of ten dresses, many of which received notice in the industry. Oprah Winfrey, the queen of daytime television, invited both siblings onto a recent show via Skype featuring the Olsen twins and young millionaire moguls. Paralleling their success with the Olsen sisters, Oprah lauded the duo for their inspiring story and much deserved success, and gave them the national credibility that will undoubtedly launch Mataano as an emerging brand with a rich cultural heritage...."
Photos courtesy of Mataano
Joel and Jolene Lim are super sibling duo based in Hong Kong as well as Singapore, are one of the rising talents in Fashion Photography, styling and Art Direction in the region.They have worked with high profile clients which include Audi, Elle, Samsung etc.
Photos courtesy of JO & JOE
Sunday, January 17, 2010
According to his website Campalaphotography"... Alex Ade Ogundiran is a Celebrity beauty and Fashion Photographer making waves in the world of Fashion. This successful former model-turned has worked with the best of the best and is passionate about redefining BEAUTY with one click of the camera. He has recently worked together with Nicole Fox, current winner of America's Next Top Model and face for Covergirl cosmetics.
Photos courtesy of Campalaphotography
According to their web page "...An eclectic mix of Swahili culture ensconced with chic style; Swahili Fashion week is the dawn of a new era. Initiating a dynamic and promising platform for the fashion industry in Tanzania, the Swahili Fashion Week is a coming together of talented designers from across the country under one stand to showcase their unique and truly African creations. This is not only a potential point for existing designers but also an opportune moment for upcoming aspiring designers in the country..."