February is the month we celebrate Black History. In honor of celebrating black heritage and accomplishments, I will like to acknowledge all the great designers who are opening doors in the bridal industry. There are only a handful of designers that we know that design bridal couture gowns. The bridal market is a lucrative business but yet we still do not see many designers of color. I believe fashion is not about race but about creativity and art. Today, I will showcase the designers who are stepping out and showing the world that you too can make beautiful wedding gowns and make a bride’s dream come true. Today we celebrate you!
Amsale Aberra is an Ethiopian-born American fashion designer and entrepreneur. Her main field of design is in couture wedding gowns, and her flagship store is located on Madison Avenue in New York City. http://amsale.com
Erica Angeline is a designer specializing in bridal gowns and hand crafted couture garments. Her salon is based in Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia http://www.ericaangeline.com/
With a background steeped in high fashion and World Couture glamour, Therez Fleetwood of TMF Couture designs exceptionally made and sharply edited apparel for the modern woman. Her focus on feminine silhouettes, intricate construction, and that perfect detail is evidenced in her signature hand-beaded dress and body-sculpting silhouettes
Bryan K. Osburn
Chicago’s finest, started his career in 1993 designing under the name “Bryan K Osburn Collection”. He sold bridal gowns to high-end specialty boutiques throughout New York City, made custom designs for private clientele and designed for celebrities: Miss America (1994) Kenya Moore, Natalie Cole, Phyliss Hyman, Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, opera singer Kathleen Battle, actresses Sheri Headley, (Coming to America,) Valerie Pittford (Half and Half), and Erica Alexander (The Cosby Show).
In 2002, he launched his own signature, Kevan Hall Collection with a fashion philosophy that emphasizes purity of style, incomparable tailoring and sensuously draped streamlined silhouettes,
“Where Brooklyn At?” Brooklyn, NY designer specializes in Custom Designed Wedding Gowns and Social Occasion Dresses. Her collection is one-of-a-kind pieces and simple yet elegant. Clients are women who want style, artistic flavor, and quality that is the Brooklyn way. http://www.cassandrabromfield.com/