Chris Pin is a Cambodian American toy artist, designer, and founder of Haute Hero based in New York City. He spent five years as a menswear designer for brands such as Converse and John Varvatos before launching Haute Hero in 2014. He specializes in one sixth scale clothing, shoes, and accessories and is best known for his work with authentic leather sneakers.
Chris was a struggling designer trying to launch his menswear line when he was inspired by architectural models. He made a number of “small” samples and showed friends and family who instantly loved the “miniature” versions. Chris made custom clothing sets for high-end toy collectors before being profiled by Business Insider and Pro 7 network television Galileo for his replica leather sneakers. His focus is on creating a unique clothing brand that brings together the world of collectible toys and the world of street fashion.