In 2008 Auguste Soesastro launched his first fashion line in New York, a couture and bespoke brand titled Kraton. He debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2009. His clothes are often neutral in colour and loosely fitted, and prominently feature locally made Indonesian textiles. Soesastro, along with Sebastian Gunawan and Priyo Otaviano, was invited to the Merdeka Palace to show some of his designs to the U.S. President Barack Obama and his First Lady during their state visit to Jakarta on 9 November 2010.
Somekind of Wonderful Projects is an open space for creative possibility, inspired by stimulating notions and driven by unusual beauty. An initiator, taste maker and storyteller for the client’s unspoken dreams. Focus on Interior and branding, SOW Projects is a design, visual communications, and over all creative consultant house. For The Gunawarman, SOW projects accountable for the complete interior and branding design. Translating the novel dream to be an independent hotelier offering true hospitality which exceeding all expectations. More than creating a building and a brand, the collaboration sets an exceptional disposition for The Gunawarman.