Sebastian Gunawan is an Indonesian-born fashion designer. His passion for fashion started at the early age of 14 in forms of hand sketches and drawings. Sebastian’s passion for couture resulted in him attending Jakarta’s renowned Susan Budiharjo School of Mode, then The
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising of Los Angeles, and finally the Institute Artistico Dell Abbigliamento in Milan. With his international foundation, he then returned to his Indonesian roots to establish his atelier and embark upon his unique fashion journey.
Sebastian first entered Indonesia’s fashion industry in 1993 with his own fashion house. Within the next decade, he took the Indonesian fashion industry by storm, further introducing design labels such as the made-to-order “Sebastian Gunawan,” ready-to-wear “Sebastian Red,” second-line “VOTUM,” and bridal collection “Sebastian Sposa.”
Sebastian’s creativity was 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. He was named the top fashion designer in Indonesia by the Jakarta Post.
“Best Designer Award” by Indonesian Tatler, 2005
“International Apparel Federation World Young Designer Award,” Barcelona, Spain 2004
“Favorite Designer Award” by Dewi Magazine, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004