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, 2012 – when after a decade of working in the business, Mahéo left to set up the powerhouse Officine Générale.
Working hard to combat Fast Fashion, Mahéo has often spoken out his dismay towards overworked and underpaid individuals within factories.
We see factories collapsing, workers dying every day. Those people work so that you can buy t-shirts at a ridiculously low price. That’s not what Officine Générale is about.
That, in itself, pushed him to create something on his own terms – and so Officine Générale was born.