Designer Aslam Hussein did not require any introduction among the fashion buffs. Aslam has nurtured a unique and incomparable style of his own and combined this with a contemporary flair to create and select stunning outfits. He has an intrinsic eye for fashion and all things beautiful. He has also made a name in the competitive world of haute couture.
Aslam is renowned among the fashion circles for creating and introducing couture that speaks straight to our hearts and has the magical power to effortlessly transform you to look your best. He makes you feel like you have just stepped out of a Bollywood motion picture- filled with glamour, confidence and sensuality.
His early entrance into the world of fashion began at his family-owned tailoring and textile shop, “Geebees and Kaleels” on Perakumba Street in Kurunegala. At the young age of 16, Aslam would spend hours at the shop, learning how to sew and using his imagination to create unique designs. The youngest in a family of eight, the fashion conscious Aslam would always be immaculately dressed, spending time on perfecting his look.
“My family realized that I had a knack for designing and style and endorsed my entry into the fashion industry. I acquired a wealth of knowledge in the fields of visual merchandising, fashion designing and business management,” said Aslam Hussein, the Managing Director of Geebees Clothing.
Aslam pursued his passion for fashion by establishing Geebees Clothing in 2003, a flagship department store that offers a vibrant selection of handpicked clothes and accessories that are specially designed to suit the fashion conscious men and women of Sri Lanka.
“Geebees is a complete department store that sells exquisite, one of the kind Indian Saris, designer bridal-wear, bridal rutines, intricately worked Salwars and Kurtas, formal and casual clothing for men and women, kiddy clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories that helps complete your total look. At Geebees we lay emphasis on helping you create this without a hassle, all under one roof. Every outfit is handpicked by me. Geebees is a market leader in selling the trendiest clothes and accessories to hit the International market,” he elaborated further.
They have a tasteful selection of clothes that would glam up your wardrobe from classy kurtas with a local flavor. There are casual tops and skirts with ethnic and floral motifs, shimmering saris in brilliant colors like vibrant blues, reds, pink and flaming reds heavily worked with gold, silver and bronze Zardosi. There are sequins and beads to stylish Sherwanis and kurtas for men, elegant handbags, beautiful jewelry and fashionable shoes that make you feel like royalty.
Geebees Clothing caters to a range of diverse clients from diverse backgrounds thus the prices are marked to suit the customer’s budget.
His family also owns several garment factories that manufacture shirts under the labels Ebony, Vantage and Flash; formal and casual trousers under the labels free man, lorah, sep-eleven and mark Alfred. The casual t-shirts under the label of edge are sold at leading retail clothing outlets island wide.
Aslam who often travels to India, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore and Dubai, puts his ability to design to good use by creating exquisite saris with innovative designs and colors, stylish shirts and men’s shoes that accentuate one’s beauty and personality.
He added “Being a part of the local fashion industry has been my dream, I love every moment of it. I get to design my own clothes, meet new people and choreograph and produce my own shows.”
Aslam has presented and choreographed numerous fashion shows at the Hilton Colombo and Ceylon Intercontinental, showcasing designs and creations that spell elegance and cotemporary beauty every step of the way.
“My wife is my strength; she understands me, stands by me through thick and thin and supports my every endeavor. She takes care of the kids’ needs and mine. I have three beautiful children, 2 daughters and a son who also support me and encourage me. I’m very proud of my children and thankful to god for giving me this wonderful family” he said filled with emotion. The glitz, the glamour and the constant traveling are no obstacle for Aslam who loves spending time with his family whenever he is free and never misses those special moments in their life.
World Liberty TV-Fashion Team was on hand at this historical event at the Sri Lankan Embassy in NYC, to see Designer Aslam Hussein introduce his designs to the USA, for the first time. See for yourself why his designs are one of the best in the industry; right here on our World Liberty TV- Fashion Channel.