Ainur Turisbek is a men’s and women’s wear designer based in Almaty. Thanks to her strong vision, aesthetics and understanding of quality the entirely self-taught designer has broken the boundaries of Kazakshtan fashion and now presents and sells her collections during Paris Fashion week and her creations have been featured in countless international publications. Turisbek is a specialist in meticulously crafted leathers and furs combining the energy of sub-cultures with timeless luxury. In recent seasons the collection has also grown to include menswear, jersey and wovens. Turisbek’s signature family album prints prove her ability to merge the rawness of punk with her own heritage and the rich history of her home country. In Turisbek’s hands notions to the traditional Kazakh dress or decoration are always modern, often with a twist borrowed from military or athletic uniforms. Compared to many of her fellow “dark” designers Turisbek’s message is always positive combining strength with warmth and fragility.