Patrick Robinson named executive VP of design at Gap

Patrick Robinson has embraced high street fashion so much he’s taken a job as executive vice president of design at GAP. Perhaps it was his Target Go Internationl collection that swayed the executives at Gap…

He has spent time at major design houses like Giorgio Armani, Anne Klein, Perry Ellis, and most recently, Paco Rabanne before he embarked on his Go International collection for US Target. Now he will oversee all elements of design for GAP.

“Patrick brings broad experience—from high-end fashion to mass market retail—demonstrating his versatility to interpret and create fresh, clean designs true to the Gap brand aesthetic,” Marka Hansen, president of Gap North America said in a statement. “We believe his skills and experience with some of the most respected apparel labels in the world will be great assets to Gap brand.”

He will start his new job at Gap from Monday May 28. Months before his Target Go International collection is due to hit stores – on July 15, 2007.