Last night, Wiwin and I had the pleasure of attending Sebastian Gunawan Mod Muse 2014 Fashion Show at Hotel Mulia. I just want to take the time to give Bryna Lie a shout out. All thanks to her that I was able to watch the show, and even able to bring Wiwin (and did her makeup mwahahahaha) along. We are all childhood friends, so it was a good little reunion (again :P). So, again a big huge hug, loads of kisses and thanks to this sexy hot mama!
Sebastian Gunawan is a famous Indonesian-based fashion designer. His design is very popular amongst Indonesians. He’s actually Bryna’s uncle! He’s not only known in Indonesia, but also very prolific in the world’s stage. Anyways, below is a quote from his website about his profile:
A life dedicated to inspire and be inspired by women seems to be a pre(-)destined matter for Sebastian Gunawan. Born in a tight knit family with 4 sisters, his interest in style started early thanks to his elegant mother’s natural flair in fashion. This led to a discovery that the young Sebastian Gunawan is gifted in fashion illustration. 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. It was here when he met his wife and creative partner, Cristina Panarese. He and Cristina then came back to Jakarta, Indonesia and launched his line, Sebastian Gunawan 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 continues to grow his presence by launching two ready to wear lines. The first one, “Red Label by Sebastian & Cristina” and “Votum”. He cites his family and the ongoing desire to make women look their most beautiful as the driving force behind his never ending inspirations.
Anyhow, the show took place in Hotel Mulia (Jakarta) Ballroom, and can we all just take a look at how amazing the decoration is. I mean, that runway backdrop was so gorgeous! The event showcased cocktail dresses and evening gowns, as well as 3 bridal gowns. Everything was super pretty. Lots of pretty colors ranging from gold to blue and silver. I especially love the first few dresses, which has a lot of orange/blue combo (not in pictures) . I definitely love all the 50s inspired skirts and dresses.
Besides the amazing clothes, I have to mention how edgy the hair is. The models get a very tight braid along the scalp, almost like a corn braid, but in bigger section. The makeup is smoky eyes, I think with silver on the lid, I can’t say for sure. I know there were a lot of falsies involved, though!
Refer to the photo below: I’ve fallen heads over heels for that skirt with the pocket (second from the right, model has her hand inside the pocket). The model next to her (the one with her hand on her hip, third from the right), she has the best walk! I’m no expert, but she rocked that stage!
Livia, Bella and Bryna are all wearing Sebastian Gunawan dresses.