Photos By: James Edstrom

Designer Aslam Hussein Collection

Nigerian Ambassador Usman Sarki With Rita Cosby And Tomaczek Bednarek

Ambassador Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva With Rita Cosby, Sujeewa Nelson, Nashreen Hussain, Designer Aslam Hussein and Tomaczek Bednarek

Sujeewa Nelson With Designer Aslam Hussein And Family

Ambassador Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva With Rita Cosby And James Edstrom

Aslam Hussein Fashion
Sri Lanka's top fashion designer Aslam Hussein put on a spectacular program before a packed house of celebrity media and dignitaries recently, at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York. The dynamic designer got a standing ovation for his elegant and exceptionally creative designs, and became the first Sri Lankan fashion guru ever, to be brought to America for such a show. The evening was complete with traditional dance, song, and many exquisite gowns from his magnificent Spring and Summer Collecton. Gold and Bronze ruled the event, as well as spectacular, vibrant colors on silks that glistened on the illuminated runway. Aslam has been a famed designer for a quarter of a century in his native country, with attire showcasing his complex embroidery work of beads, sequins and stones which shape his signature and truly unforgettable pieces.

TV star Rita Cosby praised Aslam in her heartwarming speech and noted that in attendance were media from around the globe. The invitation-only event was organized by Sri Lanka's Ambassador Major General Shavendra Silva and the elegant Sujeewa Nelson. Dignitaries from Nigeria, Honduras and the Phillppines were also enthralled by Aslam, who is now engrained in the world's fashion elite.