History’s been made for the Mandagies!
Known for utilising the lustrous Royal Pahang Tenun in his contemporary and classic designs, faved fashion designer Jovian Mandagie received the Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang award that carries the title “Dato'” in Pekan, Pahang by the Sultan of Pahang.
Jovian, who is also the namesake and head of his label, Jovian Mandagie Sdn Bhd, mentioned that he fell in love with the uniqueness of the Royal Pahang Tenun after working on the Penor Prison produced material with Tengku Puan of Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah in a fashion show in Kuala Lumpur five years ago.
“I am really grateful to be chosen for this recognition (award) at a young age (31)… and after 10 years in fashion industry, I think this is a reward for all of us who are involved in this creative industry,” said Jovian at the ceremony. Jovian also took to Instagram to announce the momentous milestone.
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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, In the name of Allah , Most Gracious and Most Merciful. All praises to Allah for His blessings and rezeki that on this special day, it is an honor for me to be receiving such a big award that I have never thought to receive so soon. I am even more thankful that both my wife and baby JNM @mandagie_jr are here today to celebrate this auspicious day with me. This award is big to compare to my name and to my contributions in the fashion industry in this country. I will continue doing what I love and i am grateful that my efforts and hard work has been acknowledged. Insyallah with god’s will, I will continue my battle to strive for more in the near future. Syukur alhamdulillah and thank you for honouring me. This has given me new strength and determination to work harder and also to serve the people around me and the country that I love. Patik menjunjung kasih Tuanku dan seisi keluarga di atas persahabatan dan kepercayaan yang sering diberikan kepada patik untuk membantu dalam segala urusan Diraja selama hampir 10 tahun. Semoga jalinan persahabatan ini kekal hingga ke akhirnya. Ampun Tuanku, beribu ribu ampun, sembah patik harap di ampun. Daulat Tuanku!
Wife Nina Ismail Sabri also took to Instagram to congratulate Jovian on the award. Apparently everyone was decked in Jovian’s exclusive designs and we also got to know that the fashion powerhouse went straight to work after the awards ceremony! Talk about hard work and perseverance, huh? 💪
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From Pekan straight to JM Tower, others would go out to celebrate but my man goes straight back to work. Today is all about one of the most hardworking person who i am proud to call my husband. I know for a fact that our lil girl @mandagie_jr is beaming with pride from the inside too. You deserve this!.. Special thanks to the Royal Family of Pahang, the most humble, kind and coolest Royal Family of all ❤️ (In case you are wondering.. YES! Jovian, Myself, Mom, Dad, MIL and Jov’s grandma are all decked in #jovianmandagiecouture @jovianmandagie ) 😊 @jmandagie #TheMandagies
Local vocal powerhouse Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza, who is now 4 months pregnant, was also awarded the “Dato’ Sri” title yesterday by the Sultan of Pahang. And we’re loving this glowing shot of both her & Nina!
It’s an amazing feeling watching hard work, talent and perseverance getting recognised. Congratulations, everyone!