Tamerlane’s Daughters is the
brainchild of Karina Duebner.
A collector of Central Asian arts, Karina is driven
by the belief that nomadic textiles need not be treated as untouchable
items to be framed and displayed but can be brought to life by
being used as they were originally intended – to be worn.
What started as Karina’s small personal collection
of evening wear quickly garnered compliments from friends and
strangers at parties, restaurants, and on the street.
Karina launched Tamerlane’s Daughters in
November 2004, using her business acumen acquired during her previous
career as an investment banker for Salomon Brothers.
The label’s signature fusion look traces
its roots to Karina’s own nomadic upbringing.
Being half-German and half-Kazakh, and a direct descendent of
Genghis Khan, Karina grew up between Europe and Central Asia.
She later lived and worked in New York, Moscow and London, and
has travelled to more than fifty countries around the world.
When not designing Karina also writes for HALI
magazine, the world’s leading publication on Islamic arts