Fascinated by vintage fabrics, Laurence Mahéo began creating unique pieces in 2005, manufacturing exclusively from her Parisian studio. Autodidact, Laurence produced her pieces alone and decided to create LA PRESTIC OUISTON, named after her two childhood dolls. She rapidly earned recognition among an international clientele seduced by luxurious craftsmanshift.
In 2009, two consecutive exhibitions devoted to her work were presented at LE BON MARCHÉ in Paris.
In 2010, the brand expanded and launched its first high-end ready-to-wear collection. Made in France, it was exclusively created from treasured, entirely natural fabrics (silk, cashmere, wool and hemp). The collections that have followed maintain the same high standards. Created in limited series, they have combined ancient materials and handmade craftsmanship.
LA PRESTIC OUISTON offers a shift in fashion design: sharp classic cuts with a quirky touch. Marrying rich fabrics with masculinity, the brand has created a unique image of both casual and ironic luxury, where erotic prints on silk twill mix with raw canvas fisherman trousers.
Since 2011, for each collection, Laurence Mahéo as developed various exclusive prints in silk twill, her preferred fabric. Most of the prints are the results of collaborations with artists, such as Parisian Laurence Kiberlain who signed “Bigoudène seule”, her second drawing for the brand after “Erotic Flowers”.
Laurence Mahéo continues crafting unique pieces for each collection, they are now sold worldwide.