Sisters and designers. Emel was born in Cairo (1977), Yaz in Istanbul (1973). They are the grand-nieces of King Farouk, Egypt’s last king. After living in different countries around the world, they moved to Paris. Yaz studied industrial and graphic design and, after internships at renowned houses such as Martin Margiela, Martin Sitbon, and Givenchy, she became the assistant of Jeremy Scott. In March 2000 the pair presented their first line of accessories together, followed by another in the fall of the same year. They worked with Gaspard Yurkievich for his ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2002-2003 runway show in Paris.