Why settle for fitting in


“Clothes maketh the man.” When William Shakespeare wrote that famous line his intent was clearly to underscore the role that sartorial elegance plays in the impression a man makes in society and amongst his peers. At work, at play and for special occasions. At VAVCI we have made a work ethos out of that sentiment. Why settle for fitting in

when you can stand out. The concept of setting the bar at another level in the realm of men’s clothing was taken as a challenge by the designer couple Kanika and Vishal Mehra because they truly believed that the most discerning of men had a limited range to choose from; personalized styling combined with the ‘pur-suit’ of excellence would afford them a unique opportunity to give their wardrobe a regal touch. Our clients appreciate our approach, the whole sensory experience of curating an ensemble or a closet…. rich fabrics, perfect fit, impeccable finish and, warm personalized service that makes shopping at VAVCI memorable.

The royal touches


Whilst Indian’s men’s fashion is definitely becoming more universal, our accessories tend to be inspired by our unique culture. For formal events, men still choose to wear the traditional three-piece suit with a pair of elegant cufflinks, a tie or a pocket square in a complementary color. For weddings in the North, the groom will wear a pagdi embellished with pearls or uncut diamonds, showcasing the skill and detailing that has made our artisans renowned all over the world. These embellishments can also be seen in Vavci’s wedding couture this season to add that extra sparkle to an outfit.

 

Can you share more details of where you source the accessories?

The perfect wedding suit


Proposing is nerve-wracking enough but then you have to decide what to wear on your wedding day…how do you decide?

At Vavci we encourage clients to get out of their comfort zone and dare to be different on their big day. Here are some basic questions to think about before you style your way down the aisle:

Is it a day wedding or at night? Perhaps opt for a lighter or brighter shade of the traditional blue or grey if it’s the former?

Where is the wedding going to be held?  In a place of worship, outdoors or in a hotel ballroom? The details make all the difference.

What colors and patterns are you comfortable wearing? Do you want to match with your bride-to-be? The groomsman?  Bright blues and soft greys look great in photographs. Plain cloth is easier to match accessories with but stripes and checks are an inspired choice for some.

Our one piece of advice—-don’t go too bold! No wife will want to be upstaged on her wedding day!

The classic white shirt


A man’s wardrobe essentials might be few in number but can always be big on style. Whether it’s a pair of blue jeans, brown chinos or a dark suit these staples can all be paired with the most versatile of essentials, the classic white shirt. Be it a casual get-together with friends or an important business meeting, a crisp, white shirt with the right details can truly set you apart from the crowd and make you shine.

All Vavci bespoke shirts are made using the finest fabrics.

Vishal and Kanika Mehra are available for bespoke appointments at Vavci’s Jumeirah boutique. A member of the Vavci team will contact you for your fitting at the shop, and the order will then take approximately 4 weeks to be completed. Your bespoke paper pattern will be kept for future orders and your measurements adjusted accordingly where necessary.

The importance of Accessories

Image: Collage of a selection of ties in various hues…purple, blue; same with pocket squares and a pair of classic Italian shoes…With each image a long headline as shown below:

Overarching message: To complete the shopping experience and one’s wardrobe, VAVCI has also made available to its exclusive clientele equally impressive collections of accessories that range from pure leather shoes, ties and belts to scarves, pocket squares and traditional accessories that are designed to accentuate every look.

‎For ties: An artist begins with a blank canvas. For you, sir, the canvas is your shirt. Vavci ties made of wool or silk are the perfect complement…they’re hey’re rich, regal, and contrast sharply against a light background.‎‎‎

For pocket squares: Add a dash of colour to your wardrobe with a bright hued pocket square and win the style stakes too!

 

For shoes: They say to be truly happy, you first need to be comfortable in your own shoes. VAVCI’s fabulous collection of pure leather footwear make it that much easier.

The bespoke process


Creating bespoke clothing is an art. And what is an artist without its muse? We understand that in order to create the perfect suit or tuxedo you need to have a say. When is the clothing going to be worn? Who is the person wearing it and what lifestyle do they lead? From the earliest consultation through to the final fitting, you, the client, are an integral part of the creative process.


And we take no shortcuts…if something needs to be hand-stitched we will do the needful. When you’re aspiring to the highest standards of Savile Row, only the finest will do. The best fabrics, master craftsmen, a wide choice of styles and patterns and our exacting attention to detail combine to give you a final creation that is the best it can be.

To complete the shopping experience and one’s wardrobe, we have an equally impressive collection of accessories available in our showroom. Pure leather shoes, ties and belts and scarves, pocket squares and traditional accessories, all designed to accentuate every look.

Importance of accessories


To complete the shopping experience and one’s wardrobe, VAVCI has also made available to its exclusive clientele equally impressive collections of accessories that range from pure leather shoes, ties and belts to scarves, pocket squares and traditional accessories that are designed to accentuate every look.

An artist begins with a blank canvas. For you, sir, the canvas is your shirt. Vavci ties made of wool or silk are the perfect complement…they’re hey’re rich, regal, and contrast sharply against a light background.
Add a dash of colour to your wardrobe with a bright hued pocket square and win the style stakes too!
They say to be truly happy, you first need to be comfortable in your own shoes. VAVCI’s fabulous collection of pure leather footwear make it that much easier.

Grooming you for a lifetime of happiness


VAVCI’s personal stylists work closely with discerning grooms to give each one a distinctive look, one that always complements that of his bride. We understand how important this is and are committed to ensuring a style ‘match made in heaven’.

At the initial consultation, once we’ve served you a special pot of tea and made you comfortable, we spend some time finding out more about you…your personal taste, lifestyle, personality, your favorite colors…and about your significant other.

Your journey of style discovery begins when we ask you to select your fabrics from our extensive selection of luxury cloth. The purest Indian fabrics with intricate weaves and embroidery, in a myriad of colors with embellishments to suit every taste and the exquisite excellence of the cut all add up to making every garment a work of art.

You will then sit with our tailor and agree on the finished design and your full measurements will then be taken. Another appointment will be booked for the first fitting in case any adjustments are required to perfect the fit. It usually takes a minimum of 2-3 fittings to reach perfection, we like to say.

Prior to delivering your wedding outfit, it is then tried on for a final approval and released with our best wishes…Leave it to Vavci to create memories that last a lifetime.

 

King for a Day….or even a lifetime

 

VAVCI’s haute couture collection provides stunning and rich attires designed to make any man feel like royalty. Our extravagantly embellished ensembles are coupled with a color palette from the royal era to create not just the perfect ensemble but a true work of art.

Can we get more details on where you source the fabrics??

The Royal Touches

 

Whilst Indian’s men’s fashion is definitely becoming more universal, our accessories tend to be inspired by our unique culture. For formal events, men still choose to wear the traditional three-piece suit with a pair of elegant cufflinks, a tie or a pocket square in a complementary color. For weddings in the North, the groom will wear a pagdi embellished with pearls or uncut diamonds, showcasing the skill and detailing that has made our artisans renowned all over the world. These embellishments can also be seen in Vavci’s wedding couture this season to add that extra sparkle to an outfit.

 

Can you share more details of where you source the accessories?

Dubai steps out in style with vavci


Situated most conveniently in the upscale area of Jumeirah, Dubai, the 3500-square foot Vavci boutique is a mix of classic and contemporary, designed with the quintessential man in mind. Rustic detailing, classic furniture and the use of opulent fabrics are an ode to the founder’s Indian heritage. Subtle lighting is used to draw attention to exclusive pieces. Dedicated sections for suits, shirts, formalwear, wedding couture and shoes and accessories showcase the length and breadth of the offering without seeming cluttered. The façade of the building is also used effectively to showcase celebrity endorsers and collaborations with internationally renowned design houses, the striking visuals making the boutique stand out in the bustling Jumeirah shopping district.

The boutique beautifully showcases Vavci’s unique prêt and haute couture collections. From the myriad colors and patterns to the fabrics and textures used, VAVCI truly has something for every discerning male customer.  It also houses Vavci’s mark of distinction, its renowned bespoke tailoring unit.  From a handmade suit, the ultimate expression of style, to shirts and jackets, VAVCI’s master craftsmen are known for their precise cuts and attention to detail.

These collections are perfectly complemented by the label’s impressive accessories range. Pure leather shoes, ties and belts, scarves, pocket squares and traditional accessories…Vavci clients are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to the important finishing touches.

Dressing your best in Dubai



Whether at the board meeting on top of the world at the Burj Khalifa or watching the richest horse race in the world at Meydan, your sartorial statement is of the essence.

Dubai is that kind of aspirational city and its global and upmarket lifestyle is best complimented by a special dress sense in menswear.

The right clothes for the right occasion is the operative sentiment and Vavci has captured that concept to provide men with a wide and comprehensive range of male designer clothes that suit every occasion.

The genius lies in the fitting, in the flow and the cut and the use of fabrics and colours that accentuate the male figure and gives him that extra confidence and mystique.

Vavci has brought this genre of exclusive menswear to Dubai with the distinct aim of providing a new and exclusive bespoke option for the discerning man. From the first measuring to the final fitting no effort is spared to make the investment a memorable experience.

Whether it is the casual but crisply pristine white of the Indian kurta or the more formal sherwani at Vavci every commitment is a promise of excellence and professionalism.

Keeping abreast of latest trends and market priorities be they through trade journals, global conferences or LIVE fashion shows is Vavci’s forte and its fashion advisors are able to share with high profile customers the latest and the best men’s apparels and ensembles. Whether it is a richly brocaded bandhgala (closed collar) for a special occasion, just a relaxed week-end get together with friends in a comfy ‘cotton is king’ kurta over jeans with open shoes or the current ‘in’ combination tunics and tailored pants with sandals for that ‘creative’ ambience Vavci makes each one to perfection.

Because it delights in its creativity and in being the trendsetter in the business and raising the bar higher with each stitch