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Usama Ishtay Bio, Partner, Family, Height, Next In Fashion

Next In Fashion Season 2 returned to Netflix on March 3, 2023, and sees 12 up-and-coming designers from across the country compete to become the next big thing in the fashion industry. Usama Ishtay is one talented designer in the show who has already dressed artists like Eve, Carrie Underwood, Saweetie, Tyra Banks, and more. Learn about him in the wiki article below.

Usama Ishtay On Netflix’s Next In Fashion

Under the supervision of hosts Gigi Hadid and Tan France, the 12 contestants face off in a series of challenges that test their artistic abilities like never before. At the end of each episode, one designer is eliminated, leaving only one to walk away with a cash prize of $200,000 and a golden opportunity to launch their collection on Rent The Runway.

Usama Ishtay first announced his participation in the show via an Instagram post on January 27, 2023. Sharing the teaser for the show, Usama wrote, “Are you ready??? OMG! Excited to announce I’ll be competing on Next in Fashion Season 2. Can’t wait for you to watch it on March 3, only on @netflix. @nextinfashion.”

On February 10, Usama took to Instagram to share the official trailer of the show with the caption “And the official Trailer is out Are you ready???
Next in Fashion Season 2. Can’t wait for you to watch it on March 3, only on @netflix. @nextinfashion.”

Usama Ishtay Net Worth

Fashion has always been a part of Usama’s life. Raised in Venezuela with an Arabic background, Usama was greatly influenced by the women in his family who worked in fashion design. Owning a clothing store in Venezuela was Usama’s foray into the fashion industry. As a part of the shop’s requirement, Usama often traveled to Los Angeles to buy and ship merchandise to his own country.

In 2015, Usama moved to Los Angeles to study fashion design. Then, he went on to launch his own company, Usama Ishtay. Between November 2017 and July 2020, Usama worked for the brand Melissa Mercedes as a creative director and between January 2015 and June 2016 at Martin Zepeda Designs.

Most of his works on are “inspired by Arabic and Latino culture” with the latter giving his design “a slight beauty queen whiff with a rock and roll and mysticism.”

Usama’s first big break was when he designed a blue laced-up dress for the rapper Eve. The gown was later donated to Autism Speaks, a cause close to Usama’s heart. The reality TV star said that the experience “opened numerous opportunities” for him within the fashion world. Later, Usama got the dress artists like Tyra Banks, Carrie Underwood, Thalia, Jeannie Mai, Paulina Rubio, Lauren London, Lauren Jauregui, and Nikita Dragun.

In 2022, the petroleum engineer and geologist turned designer dressed rapper Saweetie for cosmetics firm M.A.C.’s latest campaign. In March 2023, Usama has a launch for his new collection in a parade that he anticipates will have a modern, bright, and sensual touch.

As the article by outlined “the mixture of empowerment and sensuality that Usama’s creations transmit” is the reason why he is so special. Usually, the women who wear Usama’s designs are “confident women, determined and willing to take on the world.” Furthermore, Usama also revealed the secret of his success to He said, “You have to always stay relevant by doing exceptional work, and creating your own trends.”

How Old Is Usama Ishtay?

Born in 1988, Usama Ishtay was 34 years old in 2023.

Usama Ishtay Family

Talking about Usama Ishtay’s family, the Netflix star had a great sense of fashion as a child. Although he wanted to pursue an artistic career, he had to complete his graduation in Petroleum Engineering in 2010 under his parents’ pressure. Later, he also earned a master’s in Geology before making a transition into the fashion industry.

Usama’s mother is Wedad Echtai and his father is probably Jihad Echtai. On Mother’s Day 2017, Usama wrote, “All this week I’ve been missing you more than ever, life isn’t the same anymore but you’re in my 💙 and in my mind, as I would like A hug, a kiss or just to see you… Another mothers day away but for me, every day is your day… HAPPY MOTHERS DAY love you, mum.”

On December 25, 2016, Usama introduced a woman named Thelma as his second mom to his Facebook followers.

Does Usama Ishtay Have A Partner?

At the time of this writing, we had no information about Usama Ishtay’s dating life. Since Usama does not post stuff related to his personal life, it’s tough to find out whether he has a partner in his life.

Usama Ishtay Height

Next In Fashion star Usama Ishtay stands tall at a height above 6 feet.

Related FAQs

  • Is Usama Ishtay On Instagram And Facebook?

Usama Ishtay is on Instagram @usamaishtay and on TikTok, also as @usamaishtay. He has 6,296 followers and 123 followers on the platform respectively. You can also find Usama on Facebook.

Furthermore, Usama also has more than 31 thousand followers on his business @usamaishtayofficial IG account.

  • When Is Usama Ishtay Birthday?

The Venezuelan-born designer celebrates his birthday on the 18th of June every year.

  • Where Is Usama Ishtay From?

Coming from a Syrian immigrant family who found their shelter in Venezuela, Usama currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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