'Adnan Akbar, born in Mecca is a Saudi fashion designer described as the "Saint Laurent of the Middle East". He studied embroidery in Lebanon and in Karachi. In 1989, he entered a licensing agreement for embroidered luxury fabrics with the French textile company Bianchini Férier. In 1989, he launched a collection of pret a porter which was well received in the United States.
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