Patrick Robinson is an American fashion designer who has worked for Giorgio Armani, Anne Klein, Perry Ellis, Paco Rabanne and Gap. A graduate from Parsons School of Design, Robinson has been a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) since 1994 and was named one of Vogue’s 100 rising stars. During his 5-year tenure at Armani, he managed to turn the brand’s ailing “Giorgio Armani Collezioni” line profitable. He would later help Gap in its turn around.
In May 2007 Robinson designed an affordable collection for Target Corporation’s Go International line.
Robinson was selected in May 2007 to serve as executive vice president of design for Gap and gapbody. Robinson oversaw all elements of design and marketing for Gap women’s and men’s apparel, accessories and intimates lines worldwide. Among his many successes at Gap Robinson launched 1969 premium Denim and Gap sport
In 2010 Oprah, Anna Wintour, and Patrick Robinson co-chaired the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala.
In May 2013 Robinson was hired as global creative director of Armani Exchange and in the same month founded and successfully tested Paskho a premium lifestyle brand on kickstarter.