Sebastian Gunawan, an Indonesian fashion designer, holds on to one principle: to live to inspire and be inspired by women. Ever since he was young, Sebastian has always been interested in fashion because of her mother's elegant style and great taste in attires. Started as a hobby, his talent in creating fashion illustrations brought him a degree from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. The glamorous Hollywood lifestyle became his inspiration in creating and motivation to continue his study at Istituto Marangoni, Milan. It was there that Sebastian met Cristina Panarese, who then became his wife and creative partner. Cristina, who came from Leece, is also a talented fashion designer. When she was 11 years old, she was already designing her own clothes. Her designs are detailed, feminine, and filled with consideration. She always offers diverse silhouettes in her creations to fulfill the preferences of the masses. Together, Sebastian and Cristina inspire and provide creative motivation for one another. In 1992, Sebastian and Cristina came back to Jakarta to launch their label, Sebastian Gunawan. In addition to being active at international fashion shows, Sebastian Gunawan has also released several fashion lines like VOTUM (1995), for affordable cocktail dresses for young people, SEBASTIANred (2000), for reasonably priced luxurious gowns, and SEBASTIANsposa, for exclusive wedding dresses.