Huma Adnan (born 23 July) is a Pakistani fashion designer and one of the first to introduce a fusion of European bohemia with a Pakistani twist, mixed with traditional crafts and contemporary cuts to give her label a very distinct signature style. She was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. Her designs are available under three distinctive labels namely FnkAsia (fusion wear), Huma Adnan (bridal, couture) and Craft Stories (accessories handmade by refugee artisans).
Early life and education
Born in a typical Pakistani household where women are expected to play stereotypical roles, Adnan was determined to pursue her chosen career. Adnan did her early schooling from St. Joseph’s Convent Karachi. During her childhood she spent her summers at her ancestral hometown near Faisalabad. Her maternal family owned textile business always intrigued her with crafts and colors from the village. Adnan did her undergrad in Statistical Mathematics from St Joseph’s College Karachi and Masters in Business administration in Marketing and Advertising from Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi, Adnan initially started off in the banking career but later joined as a director for the house of Amir Adnan. Branching forth from her husband’s label -- The House of Amir Adnan -- Huma put her sartorial genius into designing a dynamic layering of colors, textures and prints to run her own fashion label by the name of FnkAsia in 2005.