Usama Ishtay, was born in Venezuela on June 18 1988, from a Syrian immigrant family who moved to the South American country in 1980. Ishtay graduated in 2010 with a degree in petroleum engineering, and geology in 2012.
His first steps in the fashion industry were owning a woman clothing boutique and traveling to Los Angeles to design and ship his collections and merchandise to his original country. In 2015 Ishtay decided to move to Los Angeles to study fashion designing, and become an international fashion designer.
In September 2016, Ishtay designed a dress for celebrity and rapper Eve at Warner Brothers Studios for a gala in benefit of Autism Speaks organization, marking the start of his career as a celebrity fashion designer, and then showing his first collection “Temptation” at Los Angeles Fashion Week October 2016.
Usama is one of the celebrity fashion designers who show collections in Los Angeles season after season since 2016 and dressed Celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Carrie Underwood, Lauren London, Lauren Jauregui, Nikita Dragun, Thalia, Lele Pons, Paulina Rubio, Karol G, Greeicy, Gaby Espino... etc.