Asma Hussain

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Asma Hussain
Asma Hussain.jpg
OccupationFashion Designer
Spouse(s)Anis Ansari, IAS
ChildrenAmira Husain & Naila Ansari

Sahibzadi Asma Hussain [1] (Urdu: عاصمہ حسین‎, Hindi: अस्मा हुसैन, born Lucknow, India) is an Indian fashion designer.[2]

She belongs to the Royal family of Awadh and is a descendant of Shuja-ud-Daula.[citation needed]

Asma Hussain displayed her first collection in 1994, and founded the Asma Hussain Institute of Fashion Technology (AIFT) in Uttar Pradesh in the same year. The institute is recognised by the Government of India's National Council for Vocational Training.

Hussain is the Chairperson and Managing Director of the Youth Upliftment and Welfare Association (YUWA), an NGO. She also has a designer outlet in Lucknow, the Asma Hussain Fashion House (AHFH).[2]

She is part of FDCI, Wills India fashion Week, a council of designers in India.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Asma Hussain studied at Aligarh Muslim University. She is married to Anis Ansari [4] and has two daughters, Amira Husain & Naila Ansari.[5]


Asma Hussain Institute of Fashion Technology (AIFT)[edit]

The Asma Hussain Institute of Fashion Technology was established in 1995 and inaugurated by Motilal Vora, the governor of Uttar Pradesh. It is an autonomous non-governmental organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act.[6]

Asma Hussain has organised a number of fashion shows in the name of her institute, including "Nazakat" for IAS week 1998, "Costumes of Avadh" for the Lucknow club and the Uttar Pradesh Khadi & Village industry board. A two-day fashion festival in 1997 was also organized by her at Jahangirabad Palace.

Asma Hussain Fashion House[edit]

The Fashion House is a retail design outlet for handicrafts and ensembles of Uttar Pradesh and other regions. It has a manufacturing unit for Zari Zardozi, Chikan work, Mukaish, Appliqué and Tailored garments. Students at the AIFT showcase their work in the studio as a part of the practical learning process.[7]


  1. ^ Rafique, MohdArshi (20 March 2009). "Lucknow in Lifestyle". Indian Express.
  2. ^ a b Bhirani, Radhika (21 March 2009). "Reviving Awadh craft is designer Asma Hussain's mission". Hindustan Times.
  3. ^ "Asma Hussai, member of FDCI". Fashion Design Council of India. 21 March 2009.
  4. ^ Wadhwa, Akash (10 August 2013). "Anis Ansari and wife Asma Hussain's iftari party". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Sab Kuch Bakhoobi Sambhal Sakti hai Maa". Jansandesh Times. 11 May 2014. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Asma Hussain Institute Of Fashion Technology". The News Bond. 20 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Hussain's mission to revive awadh craft". Zee News. 21 March 2009.

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