A life dedicated to inspire and be inspired by women seems to be a predestined matter for Sebastian Gunawan. From mere hobby, this talent was then honed by a degree in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. The glamorous air of Hollywood seems to be a starting point for his design inspirations, something that was later honed at Milan's famed Instituto Morangoni.
After finishing his formal education, he then came back to Indonesia to establish his own label under ‘SEBASTIANGUNAWAN’ in 1993. In the same year represented Indonesia at the prestigious "Young Fashion Designers Contest". His distinctive style was later recognized internationally when he received the First Award at the "International Apparel Federation World Young Designer Award 2004" in Barcelona, Spain. A year later he was invited to show his collection at "Moda in 3D" in Rome, Italy. Sebastian Gunawan continues to grow his company expanding into one couture house (SEBASTIANGUNAWAN), two ready-to-wear labels (SEBASTIANred and VOTUM) and one bridal house (SebastianSPOSA). Sebastian Gunawan today often appointed as Indonesia’s fashion ambassador to showcase not only his talent as a national fashion designer but also as a frontal figure to set the standard of Indonesia’s fashion couture. He is the first Indonesian designer to be recognized and given a title as a couturier by the Asian Couture Federation (ACF). Sebastian Gunawan continues to craft his masterpieces in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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