Demetrios James Elias was born in the port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece. As a young boy, he immigrated to the United States with his family. While still in school, he assisted his parents in their family-owned bridal store in Warren, Ohio. It was during this time that his love of the bridal industry grew and his passion for designing wedding dresses took hold.
In 1980, Demetrios' dream of owning his own company became a reality. He purchased Ilissa Bridals of New York City. Virtually overnight, he turned an unknown local business into a thriving, international company. Today, bridal boutiques throughout the world proudly sell Demetrios wedding dresses. With "Brides by Demetrios" stores, as well as "Bridal Salons By Demetrios" located in Macy's stores throughout the nation, Demetrios has been established as a prestigious leader in the bridal industry.
As both designer and owner, Demetrios is an icon in the bridal fashion industry. His wedding dresses offer women the widest and most versatile styles, and are on the cutting edge of the fashion world. They have been showcased in all of the leading bridal publications, including Bridal Guide, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, and our very own, For The Bride magazine. Demetrios is internationally regarded as a fashion leader and bridal industry innovator.
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Passion and commitment: this is the magic of our work. Alessandra Rinaudo, innovative designer of the bridal world, after winning the leadership of the market with the Nicole group collections, wants to interpret herself in her personal collection: Alessandra felt the need to reveal herself inspired the stylist in the realization of unique collection only available in the most important boutiques in the world.
Soft, lines, glamorous naked backs become elegant with luxurious embroideries.
Contemporary details and bright jewelry on precious silk name her the icon of style.
“A warm thank you to all the brides that chose Nicole; their affection and joy are the life blood of our future.” Alessandra Rinaudo – Designer The collections will speak to you of elegance, taste, quality, the same prospects that will charm your eyes - and heart – in Nicole showrooms. It will be here among the mirrors of the elegant one brand stores that you will find the greatest choice of Gowns and the courtesy and expertise of her staff: attentive professionals, ready to walk you by the hand towards the most emotional step of this engaging journey called life.