ASLAM HUSSEIN - GEEBEES
Born to a family that specialized in textile and tailoring as the family business in north western Sri Lanka, Aslam Hussein was exposed to fashion at a very young age. He developed his flair for design at the tender age of 16, while dabbling with threads and textiles at the family owned shop and he drew influences from popular Indian design techniques as well as those more close to home. Limited external stimuli meant he had to rely on his imagination in crafting his definition of fashion and letting it run riot is what has helped him hone his sense of design in complementing unusual fabrics and colors in a creative way. With no formal design training and equipped only with raw talent, Aslam's ambition was to break into fashion circles in the commercial capital Colombo and his sheer determination and passion to surpass the odds are what have driven him to succeed in establishing his presence today amongst Sri Lanka's fashion elite.
Aslam launched Geebees Designer Studio in Duplication Road, which is home to an exquisite range of eastern and western designer wear for ladies and gents. From elegant sarees to designer bridals, intricately worked shalwars, kurthas, churidas – one can definitely find something to blend with their unique personality and style.
Aslam Hussein has a natural eye for fashion and all things beautiful and this has helped him make a name in the competitive world of haute couture. He is renowned among the fashion circles for creating and introducing couture that can effortlessly bring out the best in anyone, making them feel glamorous, confident and sensual. “My designs are trendy and stylish and suited to the refined Sri Lankan culture. I’m proud to be a Sri Lankan and I will not disgrace my culture. The outfits I create are made for the fashion conscious individual who wants to look their best, and become the centre of attention at any event that they enter,” Aslam stated.
Celebrating over 25 years of fashion, Aslam Hussein today is the creative force behind Gee Bees Designer Studio which he established in fulfilling a long standing dream he had in opening his own studio in the heart of Colombo. Today he works with some of Sri Lanka's most reputed models and celebrities in expanding his passion for fashion in taking it to a global audience.