Pierre-Henri Mattout had an unusual childhood. Born twenty-nine years ago in France, his parents were born in Algeria and brought with them all of their traditional eastern customs and beliefs. He had a twin brother, Jerome, and three other siblings. Looking back on his childhood, he finds that his family gave him inspiration for many of his new exciting fashion creations.
He strarted his career in fashion with an internship at Cacharel with the amazing Atsuro Tayama as his mentor. Subsequently, Pierre-Henri had the great opportunity to take a position as Design Assistant for Christian Dior Monsieur for three years.
In 1995, Pierre-Henri went to New York to study fashion, where he met Christian Lacroix. He showed Lacroix his new men's collection and the master encouraged him on his way on creating his own brand.
Consequently, in 1998, Pierre-Henri's men's collection previewed by Christian Lacroix formed the basis of his first collection, inspired by his family's past in Algeria.
Pierre-Henri MATTOUT collections are moving towards men who increasingly look for elegance, quality and clothes that match their personality.
The first collection was sold to Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue. Collections are also available at Liberty of London, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, Le Bon Marché and some of the most luxurious stores throughout the world.
In 1999, The 'Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine' promisingly named Pierre-Henri Mattout as a new French designer .