Amsale Aberra

Amsale Aberra’s career as a couture bridal and eveningwear 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.”

The Amsale Group

The Amsale Group is one of the world’s leading luxury bridal groups, founded by Amsale Aberra and Neil Brown. It comprises three distinct, yet complementary, luxury bridal collections, Amsale, Christos and Kenneth Pool, that are renowned for their impeccability, integrity and consistency and their use of sumptuous textiles, exquisite fabrication and artisanal handwork. It also includes the Amsale Bridesmaids Collection. Based in New York City with a flagship store, the Amsale Group’s gowns are carried in the finest bridal salons and specialty retailers in over twenty countries worldwide. Amsale’s gowns have been worn by some of the most well-known women in the world, including Halle Berry, Julia Roberts and Salma Hayek, and are frequently featured in films and television.

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