I have never been a big fan of GAP clothes. The fit is always a little bulky, the seams a little too generous, and everything just feels so...sturdy. So practical. I have yet to own an item from there that makes me feel feminine, fashionable, or unique. Their jeans can be ok, but for me, nothing earth-shattering.
I want to like GAP. Who doesn't love their commercials. So fun! So catchy! So many celebrity endorsements! And although I find myself always stopping in and pondering whether I need yet another gray t-shirt or badly shaped navy dress (you just can't take suburbia out of a girl, it seems) I'm inevitably disappointed.
So when the Style Section today included a piece on GAP's new fall lineup under the care of Patrick Robinson, I was intrigued. Perhaps, perhaps, they had found the right designer to unearth the store's potential.
While the style is too hobo-chic for my taste, he's definitely gotten the androgynous look down in a much more stylish and modern way than they ever have. And certain pieces of the collection, like the woman's blazer on top and the leather vest in the middle picture seem like potential keepers.
What do you guys think? Is he really the "megabrand messiah"?