Made to Measure
PROCESS & TIMELINE
A fully custom Made-to-Measure garment can be commissioned in 3 simple steps over 4-6 weeks.
Step 1: Initial Consultation
This is typically your 1st appointment at our showroom, with an MTM tailoring expert. Here, we discuss the purpose(s) of your prospective garment, your style preferences & lifestyle needs.
After this conversation, we proceed to looking through fabrics & trimmings. This is the fun part. You get to choose the fabric your garment will be made in. As mentioned elsewhere, we have over 1,000 fabric samples; so chances are there is something that is just right for you!
In addition to fabric selection, you also select the buttons & inner linings you want from a wide variety of options.
After materials selection, we transition to the design phase - where you decide on all the style details you want on your garment (with our assistance, of course). Details such as lapel shape/width, single or double-breasted, collar style, pants with or without cuffs, etc. are fully customizable.
Finally, your measurements are taken by the MTM tailoring expert.
Please, budget at least 1 hour for this consultation.
Divine's Design was first established by Burkinabé and Canadian designer Martine Dabiré in Dakar, Senegal. Named after her daughter born in 2007, Martine opens her first physical store in Dakar. Operating out of her home garage, Divine's Design early clients were diplomats, missionaries, political figures and local celebrities.
With her riveting collections and fashion shows, Martine Dabiré quickly shook up up the industry gaining reputation and local fame. She showcases her products across West Africa with popular events in Senegal and Burkina Faso. With Senegal as a hotspot for fashion, she quickly begins to pique the interest of a notable clientele.
Ripe with success, the company opens their second physical store in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. With its native roots exuding from her styles, the brand quickly becomes popular, especially with the Faso Dan Fani (FDF), a textile from Burkina Faso. This expansion helped bridge relationships with prominent cotton producers in Burkina Faso. She quickly gains and strengthens her loyal following of refined clientele including political figures, diplomats and missionaries within Africa.
To excel in her art, Martine Dabiré pursues and receives a specialization in Fashion Design and Cutting Techniques at the Academy of Design in Toronto (Yorkville University) while catering to a novel market in Toronto, Canada. Whilst living there, she embraces the Canadians' appreciation for diversity and incorporates novel techniques and styles in her collections.
With a riveting market demand from "Le Pays de la Sape" Divine's Design expands their operations to Kinshasa, Congo. The company quickly acquires popularity with their fashion shows.
More employees were welcomed aboard, resulting in a successful company expansion - one that reaches unique and international clients with higher demand and more personalized needs. This allows Martine Dabire to begin her new line of 'Haute Couture' products.
Divine's Design expanded their business to neighboring country; Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo. There, the company embelished the Haute Couture and Made-to-Fit Line for their clients consisting mainly of diplomats, political figures and celebrities.
Divine's Design continues to produce for its various clients, curate collections and participate in annual Fashion shows. They are set to locates their manufacturing to Dakar, Senegal to accomodate for increasing demand and prepares to start shipping their Haute Couture line internationally.