Pierre Maheo was born in Brittany on the west coast of France. His father and grandfather both inspired him as a young boy with their enduring passions. Pierre’s father, an oyster producer, taught him everything about the sea, while his grandfather, a tailor, passed on his deep love of fabrics. Having studied 'Costume de l’Art' in Paris, Pierre worked for a famous tailor, his first serious step into the world of men's fashion. After several years as Head of Design for a variety of Italian and French labels, he was ready to create his own brand. Pierre launched Officine Generale in July 2012, a complete wardrobe that he specifically designed to signal an attitude, something more than just a look. Pierre lives and works in the cultural heart of Paris, Saint-Germain des Prés, where he constantly draws inspiration from the past and present of this uniquely vibrant part of the city.