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CHRISTIAN ROTH AND ERIC DOMÈGE have created a visionary EYEWEAR BRAND that defines trends and sets fashion standardsLive. Love. Laugh. Thrive. Protect. Survive. Mantras for the 21st Century. Words that inspire the enduring nature of Christian Roth. More chic than cool, more fun than fad, more sexy than sassy, more design than “designer”. If eyes are the windows into our soul, then our choice of eyewear must surely reveal the truth that lies within. (Read more about us…)
By Erin Newberg
Erin Newberg is Miami’s perennial “It Girl” and our favorite muse. She made a surprise visit during our photo shoot last week fabulously dressed in #VintagePucci. She immediately fell in love with our latest #ChristianRoth design, Opposites Attract, in Mother Nature’s marvels tortoise and pearl. A #Selfie aficionada, Erin took one immediately and we could not resist sharing her picture with you. For more images and updates, be sure to connect with us on instagram and facebook
Film by Formento + Formento
Just in time for New York Fashion Week, we are thrilled to present our latest film, “Frame Fiction.” Produced by Formento + Formento and featuring actress Laurenne Juliet, the film takes place in the California desert where two distinct characters cross paths in a quiet back roads gas station and motel. The Christian Roth sunglasses featured in the film include Pop Power 2 and Opposites Attract.
Look for still images of “Frame Fiction” throughout the Christian Roth Fall/Winter 2014 eyewear campaign.
Photo by Eric Domège for Christian Roth EyewearPortrait of a pair of sunglasses. As seen on Laurenne Juliet in the up-coming Christian Roth Fall/Winter 2014 campaign. The graphic look of ‘Opposites Attract’ has all the energy of street life with a hint of drama and living large attitude, inspired by our own design from the 80′s. The palette – earth tone and bright – is borrowed from ever chic tortoise shell and transparency in clear and pop while the details of colors are half way between psychedelic reveries and Arts. Handcrafted in Italy. It will become an object of affection. @christianrotheyewear
Filmed by Formento + FormentoLaurenne Juliet – the ultimate Formento woman – is the inspiration for the short film “Laurenne in Three”. Three distinct characters are played by one actress whose lives intersect in a quiet back road gas station in an American desert. BJ and Richeille Formento have always wanted to direct films, to make narrative short fine art pieces. Laurenne is looking stunning in Christian Roth acetate tortoiseshell Sunglasses ‘ Opposites Attract ‘ and is taking the moment to a dramatic, high-contrast extreme. A sneak preview of the New Christian Roth Fall/Winter 2014 campaign.
Christian Roth – Der Mode-Macher
It’s been a great pleasure to share milestone memories with Editor-in-Chief Martin Graf, Germany’s leading voice in the eyewear industry, for an article in his latest print publication EYEBIZZ that profiles our lives as young designers just beginning our careers. Here’s an excerpt from the interview which will also be posted online next month, a style anecdote never shared before: We’ve had the absolute pleasure of rubbing elbows with many industry greats, all of whom shaped our outlook, strategy, and work ethic. Of all the valuable advice and mentoring we’ve received over the years, perhaps our friend Helmut Lang said it best—“You must not be influenced by trends, achieve to set them yourself! You have to inspire your customers and make them desire your collections.” Both iconographies by René Habermacher and Jannis Tsipoulanis
Photo by Eric Domège for Christian Roth EyewearMake the cut! Radical Transparency. Fly Girl the latest MOST WANTED spring/summer 2014 sunglasses. Featuring crafted cut-out and artfully placed, contrasting or paired, fun acetate colors. A sophisticated cat-eye shape with a touch of cool, it is all about the charm of the rare and unique. Merging two inspirations: the colorful venetian glass and the glamour of the energy of tropical capitals. Put your name on the waitlist because these hotties are just flying. They are well on their way to become the IT sunnies of the season! Featuring Design 42 handcrafted in Italy. @christianrotheyewear
Photo by Andre GrossmanSurprise! Memories, discovering Rosemarie Mueller-Condon a.k.a. Cosmic Rosi, a long time muse of Christian Roth Eyewear, in the pages of one of our favorite holiday gifts: The NEW Book “AREA 1983 – 1987″ by Eric Goode and Jennifer Goode, published by Abrams. Back then, we lived in New York and had many special nights at Area. Area was a themed nightclub at 157 Hudson Street in Manhattan which operated from 1983 to 1987. The club, unlike any that came before it, underwent a painstaking transformation roughly every six weeks, with themes like Confinement, Suburbia, and Science Fiction that all incorporated elaborate art installations. “It was a group of young artists and collaborators taking the art zeitgeist to the next level – mixing life and art up more than ever before. We all knew they had taken pop art to a new pinnacle, allowing anybody to be part of a work of art, at least for a few hours at a time” writes Glenn O’Brien in his foreword of this book.
Photo by Stephanie Pfriender-StylanderStephanie Pfriender-Stylander’s photography exhibition “BIG” was scheduled to open at the Wynwood Building during Art Basel Miami…and it nearly did not happen (read more). While reading the story on the Traffic Creative Management blog, we found this picture of Kate Moss wearing one of our iconic sunglass designs. Stephanie Pfriender-Stylander’s show may have been renamed “LOST”, but for us it was LOST and FOUND as it was a thrill to learn that a friend of a friend had taken this dynamic photo of the beautiful Kate Moss in our sunglasses named Shopping Fever !
from Christian Roth EyewearWe just heard from Lisa Lovatt-Smith, the founder of OrphanAid Africa, the charity we support by donating in the name of our customers, friends and family. Lisa will be spending the Christmas Holidays with 90 children in Ghana and she shared with us the News that our contributions this year benefited to keep 30 kids in school in 2013. Our New Years Resolution is to achieve even more next year!
Photo by PatrickMcMullan.comFormento+Formento were front and center at Art Miami to show off prints from their in-depth photo series, “Circumstance”. Their artbook by the same title is a journey across the United States via silver Airstream trailer. We are continuously impressed and inspired by their work and have collaborated with Richeille and BJ Formento for the last Christian Roth Eyewear Campaign.
In appreciation we threw an intimate party to honor the fabulous photographic duo during the Art Basel week in Miami. Thank you to everyone who took part in this perfect evening. And special thanks to Erin Newberg for a wonderful write-up on hauteliving.com. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com. From left to right: BJ Formento, Michelle Edelman, their fabulous agent, Richeille Formento and Christian Roth.
Saturday, December 7, 2013Today begins one of our favorite weeks of the year—Art Basel. Parties, celebrity, luxury and, of course, ART abound! Miami is stretching at the seams to fit the many collectors and enthusiasts that have flocked to take part in hundreds of events that promise to thrill and enlighten. We are especially excited this year for the World Premier of 3 of our newest creations that are sure to amaze: Pop Power 2, Fly Girl, and Opposites Attract starting Thursday, December 5th exclusively @ Artsee Miami—located in our favorite building, 1111 Lincoln Rd on 1658 Lenox Avenue. Our latest designs are just as suited for the glamour and excitement of Miami, as they are the elegance of Paris. Artsee Miami owners Monica and Carlos Venegas have the one true luxury eyewear store in Miami Beach, which will be devoted to our collections during Art Basel, continuing through the season. Accompanying our display will be the original Canvas and signed lithographs by our good friend Christopher Makos (dated 1989), featuring iconic Christian Roth for Optical Affairs, Series 5555. For more, please follow us on Social Media. Indulge in excitement!
Echosmith is an American indie-pop band formed in February 2009 in Southern California. The band is composed of four siblings: Graham, Sydney, Noah, and Jamie Sierota. Echosmith signed to Warner Bros. Records in May 2012. Their first single, “Tonight We’re Making History,” was released June 5, 2012 and was featured in a NBC promo for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Echosmith unveiled their new single and official music video “Come Together” in early June 2013. The band’s debut album “Talking Dreams” was released on October 8th, 2013. Featuring Christian Roth 2014 sunglasses collection. Model “Power Plug” handmade acetate front and pure titanium temples.