The Daily Wonders: What’s Up With Patrick Robinson’s Pashko?
In March 2013, Patrick Robinson declared, via a Kickstarter launch of his new activewear line, Paskho, that he had lost his joie de fashion. In his own words: “For the last 25 years, I’ve designed for Giorgio Armani, Anne Klein, Perry Ellis, Paco Rabanne, and the Gap. But somewhere along the road, I lost the passion that lead me to become a designer in the first place. During two years of soul-searching, I asked myself, ‘What do I really want to do?’ I’m going to to design products that I really love, that have an urban soul to them, filtered through a cool, provocative, and minimalist aesthetic. And that is my passion.” Days later, A/X Armani Exchange announced that Robinson had signed on as the brand’s creative director. Today, of course, the brand announced that it had parted ways with Robinson, allegedly over declining sales and/or a cease-and-desist letter from David Yurman. Meanwhile, Pashko has raised $68,770 to donors who received merchandise (t-shirts, cargo pants, and the like) in exchange for their contributions. The Daily wonders: could a second season be on the horizon? We can dream!