We are:
visionary
& iconic

– since 1984 –

CHRISTIAN ROTH AND ERIC DOMÈGE have created a visionary EYEWEAR BRAND that defines trends and sets fashion standards

Live. 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…)

NEWS

N° 48

Estilo Vogue Tendencias

by Kelly Talamas
Christian Roth Eyewear and its 30 year anniversary featured in Vogue Latin America and Vogue MexicoWhat a compliment! Thank you, Kelly Talamas for celebrating Christian Roth and our 30 year anniversary in the April issues of VOGUE Latin America and VOGUE Mexico. The extraordinary cover, shot by lens man David Roemer, features Karolina Kurkova in Chanel¹s tweed and pearls. Christian Roth eyewear was selected as a top pick for spring/summer 2014 in the style trend report. Photographed by Formento + Formento, Laurenne Juliet is pictured in Christian Roth’s Opposites Attract in tortoise alongside images of Pop Power 2 in caraibic blue, Christian’s Own in camel crystal, and Power Plug in black. The mind has an eye of its own. #thirtyspectacularyears
N° 47

Emotional Bonds

Photo by JD Barnes
The very talented sunglass designers Coco & Breezy in the latest Christian Roth 2014/15 collection photographed by JD BarnesMany special moments were shared in New York this past weekend during Vision Expo, the optical tradeshow where eye wear visionaries meet once a year. Even throughout a rainy weekend there were bright moments, one being lunch with our dear friend Freddie Leiba. A legendary stylist, Freddie is one of our most important mentors. Several years ago, he introduced us to the very talented sunglass designers, Coco & Breezy, who are leading the new generation of eyewear designers. We enjoyed our long chat with Coco & Breezy in the lounge at Vision Expo and are honored they consider us as one of their mentors. The circle closes…
Enjoy this stunning and edgy photo in the series by JD Barnes, who captured the twin sisters Coco & Breezy in the latest Christian Roth 2014/15 collection. The image features signature Christian Roth sunnies Cortina in ivory beige and Fly Girl in rose pearls.
#thirtyspectacularyears
N° 46

Sunglasses inspired by Miami

By Lauren Finney for Ocean Drive Magazine
Sunglasses inspired by Miami: Christian Roth sunglasses 'Christian's Own' make the headline in the latest issue of Ocean Drive Magazine.

Christian Roth sunnies
‘Christian’s Own’
make the headline
in the latest issue of
Ocean Drive Magazine!

Eyewear brand Christian Roth ….. gleans massive amounts of inspiration from the city – so much so that the most recent advertising campaign, shot by Formento+Formento, was photographed in the MiMo District. “Miami is the crossroads between the northern and southern hemispheres. The tropical vibes and the cultural mix, along with the diversity of face type and features is very inspiring,” says Eric Domege, co-founder and co-designer of Christian Roth Eyewear and Optical Affairs New York. Thank you Lauren Finney, Julia Ford-Carther, Tiffany Vinas and Ocean Drive Magazine. #30spectacularyears
N° 45

RADICAL TRANSPARENCY!

By Angela Fink, a TFS Exclusive
Fashion Force and Celebrity Stylist/Style Expert/Blogger Angela Fink wearing Christian Roth transparent sunglasses

Fashion Force and Celebrity
Stylist/Style Expert/Blogger
Angela Fink says
“Transparent Sunglasses are
a trend we will likely being
seeing this summer …”

in her March 10 ‘Pastels & 3D Florals’ and in her March 18 ‘Trending: Transparent Sunglasses’ posts on thefashionsight.com. Our gratitude to Angela because she is referring to the most wanted and waitlisted Christian Roth ‘Fly Girl’ sunnies. We love the way how Angela pairs Chiara Ferragni’s Caia Jewels with our sunglasses. So chic! ( Bracelet: Stella&Bow, Floral Blouse: 3.1 Phillip Lim and Bag: Alexander Wang. )
N° 44

AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN GOES TO…

Catherine Martin for The Great Gatsby
Christian Roth Sunglasses on Elizabeth Debicki in the Academy Award winner The Great GatsbyCatherine Martin is Australia’s most prolific costume designer with two Academy Awards for her dazzling design in costume and production depicting the hedonistic glamour of 1920s New York in The Great Gatsby. One of the main characters in the film, Jordan Baker, played by Elizabeth Debicki who is pictured above with Tobey Maguire, is wearing a vintage round Christian Roth for Optical Affairs frame in tortoise shell. Thanks to Catherine Martin for her immense talent and fantastic vision of costume and accessories. Christian Roth Eyewear is proud to receive gold dust from her 2014 Academy Award. For more details, please see our News No 20. special thanks to WWD
N° 43

Our Favorite Selfie

By Erin Newberg
A selfie from our favourite muse Erin Newberg wearing the latest Christian Roth Eyewear design Opposites Attract.

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

N° 42

SOFT FOCUS

Photo by Michael Sanders for Marie Claire UK
Heloise Guerin in Marie Claire UK March 2014 with Christian Roth SunglassesSpring/Summer 14′s Key Looks have landed on the pages of Marie Claire’s UK March issue with Christian Roth Sunglasses ‘Opposites Attract’ in dreamy pastel blue on Model Héloïse Guérin. Styled by Arabella Greenhill.
N° 41

Christian Roth “Frame Fiction”

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.
N° 40

OPPOSITES ATTRACT BY CHRISTIAN ROTH

Photo by Eric Domège for Christian Roth Eyewear
Christian Roth Opposites Attract Sunglasses – one of the latest MOST WANTED spring/summer 2014 models from 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
N° 39

Laurenne in Three

Filmed by Formento + Formento
Christian Roth Eyewear Sneak Preview Fall/Winter 2014 campaign – Laurenne Juliet with acetate tortoiseshell sunglasses - Opposites Attract -Laurenne 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.
N° 38

A STYLE ANECDOTE NEVER SHARED BEFORE

Christian Roth – Der Mode-Macher
Christian Roth Eyewear featured in German print publication Eyebizz in January 2014

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

N° 37

FLY GIRL BY CHRISTIAN ROTH

Photo by Eric Domège for Christian Roth Eyewear
Christian Roth Fly-Girl Sunglasses – the latest MOST WANTED spring/summer 2014 modelMake 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
N° 36

A LONG TIME CHRISTIAN ROTH MUSE
AT ‘AREA’ 1983 – 1987

Photo by Andre Grossman
Christian Roth Eyewear muse Rosemarie Mueller-Condon at AREA 1983 - 1987Surprise! 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.
N° 35

KATE MOSS IN CHRISTIAN ROTH SUNGLASSES

Photo by Stephanie Pfriender-Stylander
Kate Moss in Christian Roth Sunglasses at Stephanie Pfriender-Stylander's photography exhibition "BIG" during Art Basel Miami.Stephanie 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 !

Christian Roth Eyewear 2014 “Frame Fiction” by Formento+Formento on YouTube.