Current Target Go designer, Patrick Robinson (who has been at Giorgio Armani, Anne Klein, Perry Ellis & Paco Rabanne), was just named executive vice president of design for Gap Adult and gapbody.
Beginning May 29, Robinson will oversee all elements of design for the $6 billion retail brand’s women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, and intimates lines in North America.
Robinson has been artistic director at Paco Rabanne since 2005. Most recently, he designed a limited-edition collection for Target’s GO International initiative. Prior to his tenure at Paco Rabanne, Robinson held senior design and leadership roles at Perry Ellis and Anne Klein. Robinson served as the design director at Le Collezioni White Label by Giorgio Armani from 1990 to 1994.
Maybe this is just the breath of life the flailing Gap has been searching for.