DESIGNERS

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ESS VEE AR

Nationality: Germany
Country of Residence: Indonesia

Sudiana von Rimscha returns to the Lao Fashion Week this September for his sixth consecutive appearance with his label "ESS VEE AR". The Indonesian born German designer just moved back to his hometown Berlin, bringing with him the inspirations collected in eight years in Asia. Having lived in the Lao PDR from 2011 to 2014, Sudiana spent the next five years in Japan and in China. "I have seen so much traditional beauty and cultural richness that I simply wish to give back some of it in my flamboyant evening wear", he says. Therefore Sudiana’s motto this year is "from Ana with love!" His signature dresses indulge in romanticism and frequently cite the early twentieth century of the West. Says the cosmopolitan designer: "Fashion out of a fairy tale best captures the various influences I was blessed to experience! I am grateful for all of them, and I cherish every single one of them. Asia will always be in my heart and in my soul.”