Alexander Gotama leads a double life. He treats patients as an aesthetic doctor at ID Beauty Clinic in Menteng, and he also has own event design firm, LXE Moments. An alumnus of the University of Indonesia, where he graduated cum laude, dr. Gotama also finished one year of study in the Bachelor of Medical Science Honours Programme at Monash University. After graduating as a doctor, he served his country by doing an internship programme at a military hospital, Mohammad Ridwan Meuraksa.
Gotama got in touch with his creative side while attending an elective course in New York. “I was immersed in the Spring Street Social Society gatherings decorated by Patrick Janelle, and realised that event design was my calling. I love managing an event, from the concept to the decoration, and even taking care of the flowers and other details. I have found that doing event management gives me happiness. So I thought, as long as I have time for both professions, why not do both?”
Completely self-taught as a designer, Gotama says: “I do everything by myself, from shopping to doing the inventory, sewing and decorating. It is tiring at times, but it brings me joy to work with and please the clients who trust me to do their events.” His client base is impressive indeed. Among the big names on his list: Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Optik Seis.
Photographed by Tony Narotama
40 UNDER 40: THE VANGUARDS LIST IS PRESENTED BY SULWHASOO, AS PUBLISHED IN PRESTIGE INDONESIA OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE.