Robin Chretien, Founder and Designer of Robin's Jean was born in Lyon, France where he grew up immersed in a creative environment. His mother, a talented fashion designer and his father, an artist, always encouraged their sons' creative endeavors and dreams. At age fourteen, Robin wore his first pair of jeans which were vintage patchwork flared jeans that he bought in St. Tropez, France. That was the moment in which he completely fell in love with the way the denim looked, the way the denim smelled, and the way the denim faded when he washed it and his passion for denim was born.
Robin arrived in Los Angeles in 1996 where his skills combined with talent and charm, 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 fabric, washes and detail made him a rising star in the industry. Having held top design positions at leading denim companies the name Robin Chretien quickly flew to the top of the best denim designers' lists in the United States.
Robin loved living in America. He was fascinated with Native Americans 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 created Robin's Jean, which is symbolized by a set of wings. "I came to the United States because I love the US. I make jeans because it's always been my dream. To make jeans in the country that I love is my dream come true. Where better to make jeans than Los Angeles when your brand has angel wings? I design, produce, and manufacture Robin's Jean in the U.S.A." says Robin.
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. in 2013, there are currently four Robin's Jean Flagship Stores in Beverly Hills, CA; Soho, New York; Laguna Beach, CA; and Ibiza, Spain which is the first international store for the brand. His future plans are to grow the Robin's Jean brand further with new stores in the United States as well as internationally.
Robin resides in LA with his wife and three children who are the center of his life and inspire him each day.