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Renowned for her modern yet timeless aesthetic, designer Amsale Aberra created sophisticated gowns with crisp, clean lines, and figure celebrating silhouettes. Now under the direction of her husband, daughter, and senior design team, Amsale's legacy lives on through her namesake collections. The Amsale collections feature exquisite draping, classic silhouettes, and hand-embroidered embellishments.
Below, the latest collections from Amsale.
Amsale Spring 2022
Presented on April 6, 2021, Amsale's Archive revives five iconic gowns from the fashion house's past three decades of design. "The gowns selected for the Archive collection showcase Amsale's true design philosophy and the power of her simplicity," said chief creative officer Sarah Swann. "Each tells a beautiful story of her craftsmanship and attention to a sole focal point." A portion of the proceeds from each gown sold in this collection will also go toward the Amsale Aspire Initiative at the Fashion Institute of Technology—"a program dedicated to eradicating racism in the fashion industry by providing scholarships and opportunities for Black students to develop entrepreneurial skills and build successful fashion careers."
This was the dress that launched Amsale over three decades ago—and even inspired the designer's very own wedding gown. Made for the classic bride, we're partial to the delicate silk rosettes placed on the back—it's a gorgeous touch that we don't see often anymore!
The Cut: Classic column gown with sheer illusion back
The Material: Duchess satin
The Wow Factor: A row of hand-rolled silk rosettes at the low back
Brides can't forget their "something blue" on the big day. This gown has got you covered thanks to the simple, yet stuffing blue silk taffeta sash. With a ball gown silhouette, this dress was made for the princess bride.
The Cut: Strapless ball gown with a drop waist bodice
The Material: Duchess satin
The Wow Factor: Oversized blue silk taffeta sash and voluminous skirt
In our opinion, bows belong on wedding dresses—and this pretty Amsale number is proof. The gown is an effortless mix of classic, sexy, and romantic.
The Cut: Fit-to-flare with a one-shoulder cap sleeve
The Material: Silk radzimir
The Wow Factor: Oversized bow on back
The Cut: Statuesque silhouette with keyhole opening in the back
The Material: Soft silk magnolia
The Wow Factor: Hand-beaded straps
The Cut: Fit-to-flare with peplum and train
The Material: Stretch tulle and crepe
The Wow Factor: Sheer illusion back with covered buttons and peplum
Amsale Fall 2021
Amsale's Fall 2021 collection focuses on impeccable tailoring, dramatic silhouettes, and pared-back designs. "The collections are very tightly edited, but each piece is special and especially considered for each different bride,” says AMSALE Design Director Margo Lafontaine. “The current times have given extra meaning to getting dressed up—so there’s a little more drama, a little more attention to detail, craft, and texture.” Standouts from this collection include a convertible organza ballgown with a removable bodice overlay, a sculptural one-shoulder gown with an asymmetrical back sash, and a fit-to-flare gown with a plunging neckline.
A-line gown with illusion back.
Fit-to-flare gown with draped bodice.
Layered tulle strapless ball gown.
Sculptural one-shoulder gown with an asymmetrical back sash.
Fit-to-flare gown with floral embroidered sheer sleeves.
Ball gown with embellished tulle straps.
Convertible raffia stitched organza ball gown with removable bodice overlay.
Hand beaded ball gown with sheer straps.
Fit-to-flare gown with plunging neckline.
Amsale Fall 2020
A sense of ease and understated luxury define the Amsale Fall 2020 collection. Clean lines and simple silhouettes in exquisite fabrics, such as Italian moire and radzmir bring to life the ideals of balance, line, and classical draping. This collection continues the play between opaque and sheer, with the layering of luxe materials to create new textures. Statement capes and removable tulle trains suggest drama is what you make of it.
Heavy crepe fit-to-flare gown with asymmetrically draped bodice and skirt.
Faille strapless sweetheart fit-to-flare gown with detachable chiffon organza off-the-shoulder cape and hand-appliqued Lyon lace.
Chantilly wave lace slim gown with cut away layered chiffon skirt.
Faille ball gown with tip-of-the-shoulder draped bodice.
Tulle ball gown with tiered bodice and skirt.
Moire strapless ball gown with scooped neckline.
Faille notched V-neck A-line gown with gathered tiers.
Tulle jewel-neck ball gown with appliquéd faille florals.
Faille sweetheart fit-to-flare gown with draped bodice and back bow.
Heavy crepe fit-to-flare gown with sheer tulle back and embroidered cape sleeves.
Moire strapless dress with detachable back bow train.
Radzimir strapless fit-to-flare gown with scooped neckline and detachable soft tulle train.
Heavy crepe long sleeve fit-to-flare gown with portrait neckline.
Amsale Spring 2020
It was all in the details when it came to Amsale's Spring 2020 collection. Below you'll find, hand-embroidered crystal bodices, floral appliqués, flattering necklines, and classic draping.
Silk Faille square sweetheart neckline fit-to-flare gown with hand-embroidered crystal bodice.
Silk Wool V-neck camisole A-line gown with pleated Fil coupé skirt.
Crepe high neck, short sleeve fit-to-flare gown with hand-appliqued silk organza petals on sheer illusion back.
Pleated soft tulle halter neckline tiered A-line gown.
Crepe camisole gown layered with organza petal embroidered tulle t-shirt and cathedral length Watteau tulle train.
Faille strapless sweetheart ballgown with couture criss-cross draping.
Amsale Fall 2019
Amsale's Fall 2019 collection was all about unexpected necklines, bow details, and elegant open backs.
Silk faille fit-to-flare gown with dramatic bow neckline and buttons down the back.
Crepe high neck fit-to-flare asymmetrically draped gown with open back and bow at back neckline.
Crepe deep V-neck cap sleeve fit-to-flare gown with low draped V back neckline and bow.
Silk faille off-the-shoulder ball gown with pleated skirt and long-sleeve stretch lace neckline.
Silk wool off-the-shoulder fit-to-flare gown with stretch organza neckline.
Silk wool strapless fit-to-flare gown with carved neckline and buttons down an exaggerated train.
Silk faille draped cap sleeve fit-to-flare gown with plunging V draped back neckline and bow.
Crinkle chiffon off-the-shoulder soft A-line gown with stretch lace bodice and sheer draping.
Organza spaghetti strap A-line ball gown with double-layered hand-painted bodice and skirt.
Soft tulle high neck A-line gown veiled over leaf lace fit-to-flare gown.
Silk wool high-waisted ball gown with stretch lace long-sleeve t-shirt over bodice.
Silk faille strapless seamed ball gown with ivory crystal and corded leaf embroidered bodice.
Soft tulle cap sleeve ball gown with hand-placed Lyon lace on bodice and skirt.
Silk faille strapless ball gown with folded sweetheart neckline and hand-placed Lyon lace on bodice (worn with soft tulle long-sleeve t-shirt with hand-placed Lyon lace).