Ioannis Koktsidis, born in Athens, in 1967, was first introduced to the world of fashion through his parents’ prêt-a-porter women’s clothing business.
Later on, he enrolled at Veloudakis Fashion School and graduated in 1987. His business career began immediately, as in 1989 he kickstarted his career as a women’s clothing fashion designer and also a retailer. At the end of 1990’s he started his own business and founded the "Opera Fashion House" company, later known under the brand name "Operafhouse".
He managed to successfully combine his expert knowledge of design with an innovative approach, particularly applied to evening and cocktail dresses and gowns. His inherent talent, the high aesthetic, the innovation, the special designs and unique patterns but also the excellent quality materials won women’s trust very quickly.
As an avid perfectionist he draws his inspiration from the demanding woman of today, while exploring new materials and techniques that can guarantee the perfect outcome. With creativity, fantasy, passion and dare as his compass, his collections aim to make every woman feel special, by emphasizing on each one’s personality, femininity and unique style.
Over the last three years, he entered into the bridal dress fashion industry in a very dynamic way, with his signature "Ioannis Koktsidis Bridal" unique creations that you can find at the specially set studio of Bridal Room at the Operafhouse.
All "Ioannis Koktsidis Haute Couture Collection" are made in Greece and sold exclusively at Operafhouse.