THE MAN BEHIND ROBIN’S JEAN
When it comes to comfortable, relaxed and carefree, designer Robin Chretien embodies them best. Known for his smile, energy and big heart he embraces life, surrounds himself with people that he loves and starts each day following his dreams.
Born in Lyon, France Robin has always been immersed in a creative environment. His mother a talented fashion designer and his father an artist, always encouraged his creative talents and dreams; and Robin was a big dreamer. Intrigued by airplanes, flight and the freedome of the blue sky, he began to spread his creative wings at a very young age and by sixteen he started translating those big blue dreams into big denim fashion realities.
Robin arrived in Los Angeles in 1996. His talents, youth and good looks caught the eye of the best denim companies in Los Angeles. At a time when most denim was designed around basic styles, Robin’s attention to fabrics, washes and detail made him the man with the Midas touch and it was not long before he began to soar. Designing for Blue Cult, followed by head designing Hudson Jeans, the name of Robin Chretien flew quickly to the top of the best denim designer’s list in the United States.
Robin loved living in America. He was fascinated with the American Indian and the spirit that embodied warriors and their fight for freedom. A lover at heart, his soul lived for the freedom of the open road and the big sky. His passion for motorcycles, vintage cars and old school cinema became his inspiration for a new brand. He was eager to produce product that was truly his own and would reflect the passions of his childhood dreams.
In 2005, he took on that dream. Symbolized by gold wings, Robin’s Jean captures Robin’s childhood dream of freedom and flight. “Wearing a pair of Robin’s Jeans makes you feel alive, free, spontaneous and able to do anything you put your heart and soul into” says Robin.
Today Robin lives in LA with his wife Isabelle, twin girls Chloe and Mary-lou and son Cheyenn. They are the center of his life and inspiration.