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The Made-to-measure service is the ultimate incarnation of the Vanessa Adeeko spirit. Semi couture styles that can be ordered in a choice of colours and hand embellishments. Each dress is designed and named after elements from ancient Phoenicia and Africa.

During your first consultation expect unprecedented access to stunning ready-to-wear, unique fabrics, and museum-worthy fine hand embroidery samples. Made in the UK.

From a tailored wardrobe, attending a gala or it’s your magical weddi
ng day. We are absolutely obsessed with the perfect fit. There is seriously something magical about femininity and elegance. We are happy to help you create a beautiful garment for a timeless moment. 
We invite you to shop with us and see why the Vanessa Adeeko London bespoke experience is like no other in the world.

 

Bespoke Design & Made to Measure Process

Your first 1 hour consultation will enable you to discuss your initial ideas and requirements with the designer. Your first consultation will be free of charge and you should expect it to last anything up to 1 hour to complete. We will discuss your ideas, make recommendations on style that will suit you best and take your measurements. Once you are happy with the estimate we will take your deposit and commence work on your designs and fabric sourcing.

We will show you a range of fabrics and initial sketches and once you have confirmed your final design and fabrics, we will make a toile from your measurements.

At the first fitting we will check the toile for fitting, make any adjustments and make sure the fit is perfect ready to make your progress your design. Once your “Toile” is perfect we will then begin to create your garments in your chosen fabrics.

We will then cut and make your dress ready for the second fitting where your dress will be checked for length and fit with any adjustments noted in place. This gives you the opportunity to review the design detail.. This may take several weeks during which you will be asked to come in for possible additional fittings.

We are very happy for you to bring along family and friends to your fittings. Please note this is a working studio and space is limited.

 

Appointments

 

We do not hold a full stock of bespoke dresses, other than a collection of sample gowns. This means any dresses ordered from us will be created to the customers own specifications or selected from ‘The Lookbook’ and made to order in a fabric and colour of your choice.

Our Minimum ordering time is 4-6 weeks before your event, how ever this may change depending on the time of year and the complexity of the designs and fabrics. Summer is a peak season for us so please allow 8-12 weeks.

If you do require a bespoke order outside of our recommended timeframe, Vanessa Adeeko Ltd reserve the right to decline the order or if we have the capacity to complete the order we will add a 30%surcharge with the quote. Please keep in mind that each garment that we make has an allocated time slot.

 

Ordering from ‘The Lookbook’

When ordering from this section you can chose from a selection of fabrics against the design or discuss alternative options.

 

 

 

 

 By selecting this box you are agree with our terms and conditions.

How to Order from us:

Appointments

All consultations and fittings are by private appointment only. Alternatively we can travel to you depending on where you are located or arrange a mutual meeting point.

We do not hold a full stock of bespoke dresses, other than a collection of sample gowns. This means any dresses ordered from us will be created to the customers own specifications or selected from ‘The Collection’ and made to order in a fabric and colour of your choice.

Our Minimum ordering time is 4-6 weeks before your event, how ever this may change depending on the time of year and the complexity of the designs and fabrics. Summer is a peak season for us so please allow 8-12 weeks.

If you do require a bespoke order outside of our recommended timeframe, Vanessa Adeeko Ltd reserve the right to decline the order or if we have the capacity to complete the order we will add a 30%surcharge with the quote. Please keep in mind that each garment that we make has an allocated time slot.

Ordering from ‘The Collection’

When ordering from this section you will need to provide measures as listed below. You can chose from a selection of fabrics against the design or discuss alternative options.

Bespoke Design & Made to Measure Process

Your first consultation will enable you to discuss your initial ideas and requirements with the designer. Your first consultation will be free of charge and you should expect it to last anything up to 1 hour to complete. We will discuss your ideas, make recommendations on style that will suit you best and take your measurements. Once you are happy with the estimate we will take your deposit and commence work on your designs and fabric sourcing.

We will show you a range of fabrics and initial sketches and once you have confirmed your final design and fabrics, we will make a toile from your measurements

At the first fitting we will check the toile for fitting, make any adjustments and make sure the fit is perfect ready to make your progress your design. Once your “Toile” is perfect we will then begin to create your garments in your chosen fabrics

We will then cut and make your dress ready for the second fitting where your dress will be checked for length and fit with any adjustments noted in place. This gives you the opportunity to review the design detail.. This may take several weeks during which you will be asked to come in for possible additional fittings

We are very happy for you to bring along family and friends to your fittings. Please note this is a working studio and space is limited.

Fittings / Measurements

Measurements will be taken prior to the first toile fitting and then checked at your 2nd fitting, this is to reduce the effect of weight loss / gain. Your final fitting will take place around 2– 3 weeks before your final garment is ready to be completed.

Payment terms

The quoted price will be held for 28 days. Vanessa Adeeko Ltd reserve the right to change this quotation after 28 days if an order has not been confirmed.

A 40% deposit of the total order price is required within this 28 day period to confirm the order and to contribute towards the creation of any pattern and toile and materials.

Once the deposit has been paid, the price quoted will be fixed for the duration of the order or for a period of 12 months, whichever comes first.

The deposit is non-refundable and is payable before any work commences.

A second payment will be due and collected midway between deposit and agreed collection date.

All outstanding amounts will be due on completion of the order and must be paid in full before collection / Delivery. Payments must be received prior to collection or postage.

Payments can be made by cash, cheque, Paypal or Bank transfer.

If the final instalment is paid by cheque then we reserve the right to delay collection/delivery until the cheque has cleared.

What is included in the price

All consultations and fittings are included. The cost of the chosen fabrics and trim as well as earlier toile fabrics.
All labour
any predefined shipping and insurance.
All reasonable alterations necessary to ensure that the dress fits to your satisfaction .

What is not included in the price:

Shipping and insurance if not requested at time of ordering.

Any alterations deemed to be excessive due to weight lost or gained.
Any alterations to the original specification which will require additional work or costs. i.e. Change in fabric or embellishment once the process has begun.

If you can’t visit us and are ordering remotely. 
We will have an online consultation via email discussing your ideas, gathering all your info, a photo of yourself so we can make recommendations etc. and will then send you a detailed estimate.

Once this is confirmed and the deposit made we will email initial design sketches and start sourcing fabrics

These will be posted to you for you to see in person and you will have your measurements taken.

When the design is confirmed and we have your measurements we will make your toile and have this posted to you

You will have photos taken wearing the toile and any adjustments pinned and marked with instructions sent to you.

Once complete your order will be shipped to you at least 6 weeks prior to your event so that any final tweaks if needed, can be carried out by a seamstress.

When requesting a bespoke order it can be a great help for a customer to source some inspirational pictures for us to use as a guide. These may be a detail on a bodice, a vintage dress in the right colour or shape or a dress of ours you would like tweaked to your style. Please be advised that we will not accept any requests to copy another designer’s dress,corset etc.

Helpful things to consider when ordering :

* The type of Bridal/Evening gown/Skirt etc  you would like, eg Fits for  the style and occasion.

* The date of your occasion.

* Your measurements.

* Your budget.

* A photo of yourself is very helpful for us to designs the best shapes to suit your frame
* Ask as many questions as you like!

Measuring:
We will need your:
Bust (fullest part)
Bust points from shoulder
Under Bust
Waist (true waist)
Hips 4inches below waist

Lower hips 8inches below waist (the fullest part around your hips thighs and bottom)
Waist to hem
Nape to hem
Nape to waist
Sleeve length
Around top arm (Bicep)
Around wrist

A full measure chart and guidelines are available upon request

Vanessa Adeeko Ltd cannot accept responsibility for inaccurate measuring taken by a client remotely.

Wash Care;

Please take care of your new handmade garments by handling properly.

They are dry clean only and the skirts  can be pressed with a cool iron.
Please read the guidelines according to your selected fabrics.
Returns:
All made to order garments are non returnable and non refundable. If for any reason you are not happy with your dress please contact us as soon as possible and we will do everything we can to resolve any problems.

At our discretion we may opt to refund, replace, repair or offer a discount on a future purchase.
Shipping costs are non-refundable.

Shipping:
All dresses are sent using Royal Mail International Signed For, Air sure or Recorded delivery service and tracking details can be provided . All dresses are carefully wrapped in tissue paper and packed in boxes for their journey.  Alternatively your order can be collected in person to an agreed date.

Returns / Exchanges

We do not accept returns or exchanges on Any couture / Bespoke / Made to measure garments. All dress sales are final. Returns or exchanges are not accepted due to incorrectly ordered items, dislike of style, fit, or colour, cancellation or event or any other reason.

Our return policy is very strict so that we may continue to offer you competitive prices on quality merchandise. It is your responsibility, when placing an order, to understand and abide by this policy.

We reserve the right to make changes to the website and its contents without prior notice.

Vanessa Adeeko Ltd strives for accuracy in all item descriptions, pictures and availability, links, pricing and any other item-related information contained in or referenced on our website. Due to typographical error, human error, incorrect or updated information we cannot guarantee all item-related information is entirely accurate, complete or current and Vanessa Adeeko Ltd cannot assume responsibility for these errors.

In the event of an error in an item’s description, pictures, availability or delivery options, pricing, etc. due to typographical error, human error, incorrect or updated information Vanessa Adeeko Ltd reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for these items and immediately correct and/ or remove the information.

However, Orders placed for items with incorrect or inaccurate information may not be honoured and may be refused or cancelled regardless of confirmation.

If a deposit has been made, the customer shall be credited for the full amount of the charge. Should this happen for an ordered item, the customer will be notified immediately and the customer always has the option to reorder the item at the corrected price or with corrected information.

We do not rent any of our products.

 

By placing an order you agree to our terms and co