Pierre Mahéo is no stranger to the fashion industry. The Paris-based designer followed in his grandfather’s tailoring footsteps and worked with acclaimed tailor Michel Barnes in 1998 before moving on to work as artistic director, design director and design consultant for French menswear heavyweights.
That was, until, 2011 when after a decade of working in the business, Mahéo left to set up on his own. He told the Business of Fashion that the workers in the factories in China were “overworked, underpaid, treated like animals” and that it was a disgust to the system. That, in itself, pushed him to create something on his own terms.