Farouque comes from a family of tailors and embroiderers. It was his great grand father who was known for embroidery on men's wedding robes in the Comores. Years later when the family moved to Zanzibar, Farouque's father started his tailoring business. After the revolution in Zanzibar, some of Farouque's family moved to England where Farouque studied fashion in London. In the 1990's his work became noticed by the late HRH Princess DIANA, after that, his work was asked to be designed for costumes infilms, television and theater.