Nashville, TN, USA
Before landing in the world of couture design, Ashley’s 15 years of industry experience in formal fashion took her from design school at Purdue University in Indiana to programs in Italy and Hong Kong, ultimately landing her in NYC where she sharpened some serious design chops in the fashion capital working under high end designers Zac Posen and Peter Som. She then joined the licensing company Li & Fung USA, working on lines for large retailers.
Ashley moved closer to her true passion when she was 1 of 6 designers chosen for the 2009 class of the Chicago Fashion Incubator. This led her to launch her own women’s wear line, ZAMRIE. After years of selling her apparel throughout the midwest and online, she realized her calling through designing custom, high-end couture dresses for friends and family. When the demand started to grow, it was obvious this was more than a side-gig. Now living in Nashville, Ashley can do what she loves, making women feel beautiful in lovingly-crafted custom couture gowns.