Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim are twin sisters who have created their very own fashion collection called Mataano, which means “twins” in the Somali language. In 2009, after the release of their first collection, they interviewed with Oprah Winfrey to share their experience as twin fashion designers. This was the icing on the cake because this interview brought national attention to their emerging brand. Ayaan and Idyl were born in Washington, DC. Their mother felt that it was important that the girls learn the Somali language and culture, so they spent the first nine years of their lives in Somalia. Needless to say, the Somali culture ultimately inspired many of the designs for their collections. With absolutely no type of formal training in fashion design, the twins held steady to their dream and passion to create a brand that the two envisioned when they were younger.

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Benjamin Shine certainly has a creative vision. His works are internationally recognized and he’s received several honors including the Red Dot Design Award, The Enterprising Brit Award, and The Courvoisier Future 500 Art & Design Award. While these accolades are admirable, what’s most remarkable about the London-born artist is his ingenuity. Most people might view a fashionista and an artist as distinctly separate roles, but Shine sees them as kindred spirits. He seamlessly blends fashion and art by interlacing fabric in his masterpieces. The level of intricacy in his works is astonishing, and he consistently creates something miraculous.

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Akira Isogawa has become one of Australia’s most popular and praised designers. Isogawa's international recognition is due in part to his exquisite and contemporary designs. His creative mixes have allowed him to achieve international recognition. The fashion maven's creations are being sought after in every major fashion capitol across the world. Isogawa was born in Kyoto, Japan, growing up he didn’t have any dreams of becoming a world famous fashion designer. “I grew up in Kyoto, Japan and as a small boy thought I would be like my father, a public servant. It wasn't until I was 21 years old and came to Australia that I really knew I wanted to be a fashion designer. I studied fashion design and graduated from the East Sydney Institute of Technology,” he told ourbrisbane.com.

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