THE COUTURE PROCESS

From meetings to updates, we offer an experience that exists beyond
your finished product.

MH Mena strives to create elegant, tailor-made creations and all the work is rooted in the connections, care and creative potential nurtured with clients. The couture process always begins with a one-on-one consultation at a time and a place that suits you. Dedicating as much time as you need throughout the creative process is pivotal to everything that is done at MH Mena.

The smallest details and perfectly sculpted garments are borne out of a life dedicated to the study of, and passion for creating bespoke pieces.

CONSULTATION

You will be invited to our maison in the heart of London, or under special requests, Mena will travel to meet with you. In this meeting we'll discuss the time, occasion, what you love and dream about wearing especially for that occasion. You can bring photos and colours of inspiration. Here, you’ll be shown the latest images for shapes and silhouettes, current designs, as well as colour palettes with a variety of fabrics and embroideries.

MEASUREMENTS

MH Mena couture gowns are only made by using your personal measurements. In the atelier, our team of highly-skilled seamstresses will meet and measure you during the first consultation and meeting. Depending on your preference of choice, or occasion, measurements can be taken online, or from your destination.

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SKETCHING

After the first consultation, creative director Mena and her team of designers will have a much clearer frame of your needs and will produce a sketch personally, for you. A second appointment will be booked once the final design is complete for you. During this meeting, you will approve the design and make any changes needed prior to start constructing the exclusive bespoke piece.

BESPOKE
MANNEQUIN

From your measurements, our atelier will construct a bespoke mannequin that will embody your figure with a special method of fabrics for you. Your pieces will be crafted and altered solely on this made-to-measure figure.

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PATTERN
CUTTING

Once the design is finalised and your personal mannequin is set, the fabrics and pattern are worked on to formalise your design on the mannequin. Our team and atelier of couturiers take each design, shape and fabric, then sculpt them to create the toile of your design.

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FINAL FITTING

Completely bespoke, the hand-crafted garment can take from 50 to 1000 hours to create. Our team in the atelier use their best expertise and experience, bringing the finer details to the forefront, to present yours and Mena’s reflections in place. Once the garment is completed to the utmost perfection, the final fitting is ready for you. The team of seamstresses and Mena will make sure the garment is perfect to your aesthetics and body.

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Mena works to equip you with the highest standards of quality and materials as well as continuously cultivating relationships and building bonds that can last a lifetime. Every step of the process, from meetings to updates, she ensures all of her work is incorporated into the lifestyle and needs of her clients; no matter the occasion or the brief. All of this is channeled into every stitch, cut and sketch we make.