Asma Hussain

Asma Hussain

HERITAGE FASHION DESIGNER

Asma Hussain is an established fashion designer on a national & international level and is respected and awarded for her work in the fashion world. She displayed her first collection in 1994. Since then she has showcased her designs in Dubai, Manchester, New York & Washington DC. Her shows have been a part of FTV, Star World, Discovery Travel & Living, BBC, Zee, ETv, NDTV, Sahara TV, Aaj Tak, Asia News and many more. She’s part of the Fashion Design Council of India – FDCI and has been a part of Will’s India fashion Week & Lakme Fashion Week. She’s renowned for reviving traditional crafts of Awadh & has won several prestigious awards.

Her strength is the innovative use of Chikan, Zardozi, Muqaish & Tukdi work of Lucknow. She uses hand-woven fabrics from Varanasi, the designs of which are also developed by her. She’s known for reviving fabrics like Jamdani, Kimkhwaab & Mashru & specializes in Bridal Trousseau & Haute Couture. Western cuts & innovative silhouettes are her very strong points.

Celebrities like Farouqe Sheikh, Soha Ali Khan, Shahnaz Hussain, Dilip Kumar, Kirron Kher, Shabana Azmi, Ashmit Patel, Jass Arora, Gimi Shergil, etc, visit Asma Hussain Studio.

Asma Hussain is not only a Heritage Fashion Designer but also a social activist, involved in various welfare programs in India for training artisans, underprivileged women and girls and minority upliftment.

ORGANIZATIONS

Asma Hussain is running four organizations

YUWA

Youth Upliftment & Welfare Association

Asma Hussain Apparels

Production unit for designer
clothes & handicrafts

AIFT

Asma Hussain Institute of
Fashon Technology

Fashon House

She has 2 retail outlets at

Awards

A glimpse of the awards, honours and accolades

2016

Given by FICCI FLO INDIA, awarded by Mr. Amitabh Kant & Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

2005

Given by the National Women Commission, GOI.

2003

Given by L.N.N, a GOUP body.

2003

Given by Rashtriya Mahila Sansthan, a NGO.

1998

Conferred by The Bhartiya Fankar Society Lucknow.

1997

Given by the Lucknow Award Council, Lucknow.

Asma Hussain has researched & presented papers on many topics. Here are some selected peices:

  • “Causes of Decline in Khadi Market & How to Promote Khadi in Present Scenario in Domestic & International Market”, 2004, at seminar by UP Khadi & VIB, GOUP.
  • "What, when and how to wear", 2004, at conference on "Health & Beauty" Lucknow Cosmetologists & Beauticians Association, UP
  • “Women & Entrepreneurship”, 2004, at seminar on "Gender Issues", Training Dept. State Planning Institute, UP.
  • “Importance of Designing for Successful Enterprises”, 1995, at All India Women Entrepreneur's Meet on “Entrepreneurship Development and Finances"
  • "Employment generation through Fashion Technology" at seminar on Employment Generation organized by Institute of Development Studies, LU.
  • "Upliftment of women and girl child by Education in handicraft and dress making" at seminar by Rashtriya Mahila Sansthan.