Amsale Aberra’s career as a couture bridal and evening wear designer began in a very personal way, when she couldn’t find a simple, refined gown to wear on her wedding day in 1985. “Everything was so overdone and overly adorned,” she recollects. Inspired to create elegant and understated dresses for women like her, Amsale began custom-making wedding gowns in her New York City loft that fused pure, archetypal silhouettes with couture craftsmanship and sumptuous textiles.
Today, the Ethiopian-born Amsale is a leading designer in the world of luxury bridal gowns, and her design signatures are instantly recognizable. Crafted in New York City, where Amsale is committed to supporting high-end bridal manufacturing, the Amsale name (pronounced Ahm-sah’-leh) has become synonymous with exquisite simplicity and luxurious restraint.
Says Amsale, “I want a bride to be thrilled with her wedding-day look for years to come, because her dress has a timeless beauty that reflects her true essence.”