Radiant, bold and sophisticated.
Salome is an Ethiopian international designer, model, host, and actor. She is part of the revolutionary trend in African fashion. Her extensive body of work spans from fashion runways to magazine spreads to styling devoted clientele. A master stylist, Salome has been heralded as one of the most influential forces working in women’s fashion today, with her dazzling personality, classic sensuality, and her fearlessness in challenging convention.
From her childhood home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, her fascination began early for fashion design. She spent countless hours after school in a family friend’s boutique. There, she discovered she had a knack for being innovative with fashion and would passionately take on and master any challenge given with an unrelenting enthusiasm. At age 15, she learned to sew, and six months later, she began her runway-modeling career for fashion shows internationally.
Salome knew she’d have to leave her beloved Ethiopia in search of higher learning and greater opportunities. She set her sights on Europe and ultimately chose Italy, where fashion reigns supreme. And at age 17, she began studying Fashion Merchandising at the Istituto Marangoni – The School of Fashion and Design, in Milan.
As a distinctive fresh face, she brought energy, created excitement, and had an undeniable appeal, while making a name for herself. She was propelled to high fashion runways for international designers, such as Roberto Cavalli, in various cities including Paris, Rome, Venice, Nairobi, and of course, Milan.
Constantly being inspired, she landed stateside in America. In 2014, she opened her very own boutique in Norfolk, Virginia that she fondly named Salome Italian Style. This led to her becoming a brand and developing her keen mind for business that she brings to every endeavor.
Salome new collection is a story of exclusive hand-craftsmanship with beautiful Ethiopian fabrics. It’s a respectful nod to the ancestral richness and culture of Ethiopia, complemented by modern flare and elegance, and it’s story of empowerment.
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