Sixties born Franco-Spanish fashion label Paco Rabanne has gone some what unnoticed in the industry for a while now, despite gaining new creative direction from Patrick Robinson in 1999 until 2006, but thanks to Manish Arora , all that's about to change. Admired for his love of colour and...

I am so excited about the re-launch of the house of Paco Rabanne. The mere name gives me a thrill. The first stage of this massive comeback is a collaboration with Rei Kawakubu of Comme des Garçons: a reissue of Rabanne's iconic chain-metal handbag, "le69," from - when else? - 1969. His...

Ever since Patrick Robinson left Paco Rabanne in 2006 (to become the new artistic director at Gap one year later), the Parisian house seems to have fallen into a coma. Finding the right person capable of making the brand's heritage last (without falling into caricature), while bringing it...

profits steadily for that matter), Patrick Robsinson has been let go. According to , Pam Wallack, head of the Gap Global Creative Center in New York, said, "After spending the last three months in New York with the creative team, I've made the decision to make a change within our Gap Adult...

Robinson had served as the company's executive vice president of Gap Global Design for Adult and Body since 2007, when Gap poached him from Anne Klein to be its design savior. Before that post, he was credited with making Giorgio Armani's Collezioni label profitable, something the Gap brand...

With his own experience as a designer, working everywhere from Armani to Paco Rabanne to Anne Klein, and industry connections (he's married to Vogue's fashion market and accessories director, Virgina Smith), it seemed like it had all the makings of a successful re-brand when he was hired on in...

A handful of other bloggers and myself were invited last week to the exclusive launch of Be A Rockstar with Paco Rabanne in Paris. Completely unaware of what was going to happen, we were whisked off to a small venue, where upon arrival, we had hordes of fans screaming our names and shoving...

After working as Gap's creative director for four years, Patrick Robinson has been sacked from the company as directors decide the brand needs to take a fresh approach to fashion. "After spending the last three months in New York with the creative team, I've made the decision to make a...

Patrick Robinson | Source: Grazia Gap sacks Patrick Robinson as chief designer(Guardian) "A source close to Robinson said that his departure was not a shock, but will be a blow as he is a popular figure within the company. "Patrick has been in an almost impossible position, in a company...

the company searches for Robinson's replacement. Yet this news isn't surprising to most industry insiders. Many predicted Robinson to leave sooner than now. With lagging sales in the US behind their global sales, GAP may intend to cleanhouse and start renew. Yet, Robinson was able to...

 

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