Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Amsale Aberra was born on 1954. She is an Ethiopian American fashion designer and entrepreneur. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Aberra Moltot, Ethiopia’s vice-minister for National Community Development and Tsadale Assamnew. Aberra moved to Poultney, Vermont to study commercial art at Green Mountain College when she was 19. Her main field of design is in couture wedding gowns, and her flagship store is located on Madison Avenue in New York City. In addition to her flagship location, her gowns are also sold at fine bridal boutiques such as Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and a Trustee of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Political upheaval in her native Ethiopia forced Amsale to stay in the United States and support herself through her undergraduate years. As financial resources were limited, Amsale began to design and sew her own clothing. For the first time she considered the possibility of a career in fashion design. Aberra says that she herself never expected to be a fashion designer.
She earned an Associate Degree in Fashion Designing from Fashion Institute of Technology, she worked as a design assistant for Harve Benard and then started her own company and today is worth talking about and searching for great deals.