Coming From The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Issam Mamkagh Is Being Honored As Foreign Innovative Designer of The Year
Aside from honoring International Humanitarian Ambassadors, G.O.D. also recognizes International talents like Issam Mamkagh, an unsung artist from Jordan. "This is really what G.O.D. is all about, we are a global award-giving body and Issam is a very good example of a Global Official of Dignity, in his case his dignity as an Innovative Designer." proudly said by WCH Founder & President, Maria Amor.
G.O.D. presents a rising talent in men's fashion, Issam Mamkagh. His designs are classically elegant while portraying dignified restraint that avoids excess to stand out, but rather embodies a strong masculine style with exquisite reserve that reveals this young designer's cultural roots of the Caucasus melded with his life in Jordan. Tatyana Peter, the famous couture designer, describes Issam as incredibly gifted with a deep passion for design. Tatyana states, “Issam sees ideas that no one else can see.”
Issam's early dream was to become an actor. In his youth and early adulthood, he enjoyed Hollywood films and the American contemporary music scene. Issam was so absorbed with these arts that he learned English watching movies and singing to the songs that he so admired. The opportunity to become an actor did not flourish, but Issam was not discouraged. Instead, his allure to the magical world of cinematography became the catalyst that inspired Issam to design clothes for actors to make the character of stage roles complete in the affect. He merged his inspiration from the cinema with his daily work at a men's clothing store.
Issam's first creations were his own style of men's dress shirts. He created these shirts developing his own sense of fashion as a hobby that became his full time passion. The designs were well received and resulted in his own company that was located in the city of Amman, the capital of Jordan. Issam named this venture after his little son, Adam. Today, Issam Mamkagh is ready to present his collection of men's shirts in the USA. Many boutiques in Los Angeles are already interested in his line.
As Issam has revealed his multilevel artistic inspirations, Geraldine Saunders and Kevin Jacobsen have invited him to perform in their musical. Geraldine encourages Issam stating, “Your dream to become an actor should come true. We welcome you to rock Hollywood.”
Tatyana Peter shares more than a love of fashion design with Issam. Tatyana and Issam have the same roots from the enormously rich Circassian culture of the Caucasus. Tatyana is quoted as saying, “I would be honored and privileged to find myself on the same stage with this extremely talented young man.” She further states that she sees a sacred magic from their heritage in Issam’s creations.Issam Mamkagh will surely make his mark in the men's fashion world.