About the Designer
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.
In 1980, Demetrios’ dream of owning his own company became a reality. He purchased Ilissa Bridals of New York City. Virtually overnight, he turned this small-unknown business into a thriving international company. Bridal boutiques throughout the world proudly sell Demetrios gowns. Today, the Demetrios brand is a prestigious leader in bridal fashion.
As designer and owner, Demetrios is a fashion icon in the bridal gown industry. His gowns offer women the widest and most versatile styles, and are on the cutting edge of the fashion world. They have been showcased in all leading bridal magazines, including our own publication For The Bride. This leadership and expertise in bridal category marketing continues to expand.