Are you on the hunt for your dream wedding dress? We caught up with the founder of internationally renowned bridalwear brand Demetrios, Demetrios James Elis, to find out what inspired him and what wedding dress trends he predicts for 2015.
What inspired to you to create wedding dresses?
My inspiration to design bridal gowns came from working in my mother’s bridal salon in Warren, Ohio. I had the privilege of meeting many brides to be. It was very rewarding to help them select the gown of their dreams and be a part of such a special experience. Every bride I worked with had her own special style and personality. It was there that I developed a strong passion to design gowns as unique as the brides that would be walking down the aisle with them. Creating my own bridal collection gave me the platform to expand my collections and cater to all brides to be.
What makes your bridal gowns unique? I believe my gowns are unique, because the Demetrios Collections offer the widest range of versatile looks and designs, from old world elegance to fashion forward sophistication.
Describe the signature Demetrios style?
My signature style would be gowns that offer modern, fashion forward detailing while still maintaining traditional features of a classic look.
What type of bride tends to love your wedding dresses?
The Demetrios Collections feature gowns that cater to all brides, from classic and sophisticated to stylish and fashion forward. There isn’t a look that cannot be found throughout my many divisions.
What wedding dress trends do you predict to be huge for 2015?
In addition to lace and fit and flare gowns that will continue to be a trend for 2014 and 2015, you will be seeing elegant, heavily beaded Hollywood inspired red carpet looks in form fitting silhouettes and very low sexy backs.
What is the number one thing brides should look for when shopping for a gown?
It is important that a bride makes sure that she is dealing with a reputable salon to make her gown shopping a memorable experience. It is most important that she selects a gown that flatters her figure best and reflects her style and personality.
What is the biggest mistake brides tend to make when shopping for a wedding dress?
One of the biggest mistakes brides make when shopping for a wedding gown is that they limit themselves to the types of styles they try on. They should go to the salon with an open mind and try on styles they may not have originally considered. Many times a bride falls in love with a gown that she never envisioned for herself and finds it flatters her best.
What is your favourite this about designing wedding dresses?
My love for design comes from my passion to create something beautiful and unique. The most rewarding part of being a bridal gown designer is meeting some of the women that have worn a Demetrios gown. When they tell me how beautiful they felt on their wedding day, it gives me great pleasure to know that I was part of that wonderful experience. They all inspire me to continue designing for all future brides.
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
I cannot say that I have a favourite style of bridal gown. I take pride in every gown I design no matter what the style or silhouette may be. Every gown style has its unique beauty.
What celebrity do you think got it totally right on her wedding day?
I believe that Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge absolutely got it right on her wedding day. She was the epitome of class and looked just as everyone expected her to, elegant and timeless. Her wedding gown was the inspiration of many of the wedding gown designs that year. It was truly your fairy tale wedding.
Tell us why you think the Demetrios brand is such a great success around the world?
I believe that the Demetrios brand is such a success around the world because the Collections are a reflection of the diversity of the Demetrios bride. There isn’t a bride anywhere in the world that cannot find her dream gown throughout the many Demetrios divisions.
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