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First Impressions: Patrick Robinson for the Gap

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Now, from around the web, all the buzz that's fit to blog on Patrick Robinson's S/S 2009 collection for the Gap:

1.) FabSugar: "Whether it is fresh design, or smart styling, the Gap is poised for a comeback. Tell me the fruit punchy denim jeans, kick back outerwear and colorblock bathing suits haven't tickled your eye."

2.) Style File: "Patrick Robinson has created genuine excitement at Gap. He told us he's had requests from some very prominent, very financially secure fellow designers for pieces from his Fall line, and his Sunday afternoon Spring presentation—candy-stripe cardis, color block swimsuits, chambray blazers, hip-slung flares—was thronged with editors eyeing the chic-cheap merchandise."

3.) Lucky: "Right now, when it's still 86 degrees out, it's hard to want to wear little more than a sleeveless dress—and that's what I plan to wear all next summer, too. But Patrick Robinson had a breezy take on the double-breasted jacket that's making me re-think spring tailoring and layering. In a slouchy cut and with the sleeves pushed up, it's perfection."

4. ) WWD: "'It's about this wonderful, new, fresh American optimism that's in the air,' said Robinson of his presentation for the Gap, which drew a packed house, including unlikely Gap girl Carolina Herrera. Then again, Robinson stressed sophistication of the laid back sort for his superfresh lineup. So should Mrs. Herrera find herself in a dress-down mood come spring, perhaps a pair of smart silk khakis rolled at the ankle or a boyfriend blazer in chambray and jersey will strike her fancy."

5.) Alice in Wonderland: "Lovely. Full of whites and light pastels. And a tiny bit of mixing of prints. Young and Fresh, and it makes me wanna go shopping."

6.) Fashionologie: "Sarah Lerfel [of Colette], fresh off the "impossible" Colette x Gap opening on Saturday, took a tour around with Hello Kitty bag in tote, pausing to mingle before exiting sans a Colette x Gap goody bag. Others stayed longer, enjoying the four kinds of juice offered, brightly colored enough to go with the collection on display — one model even partook (left)."