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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Christian Roth Says 2010 Looks Good From Here

This year, Christian Roth eyewear celebrates its 25th birthday. Actually, it's more like a silver anniversary–many people don't know that the brand is a partnership between German-born Roth and Frenchman Eric Domège, who met in New York in the early '80s and launched their own firm in 1984. Over the course of two-and-a-half decades, they've designed and produced hundreds of beautiful (and beautifully-made) frames for discerning customers; and a more recent partnership with Japanese manufacturer Charmant has continued to expand their global reach.

This bold pair of sunglasses, "Neo-Geo," winks at the '80s, but its novel layering of curved and angled edges–and light and dark shapes–makes it strikingly new. It's part of Christian Roth's 2010 collection, which starts arriving in stores this month along with other early Fall deliveries. You can find it at Bergdorf Goodman, New York (or call 1.800.558.1855). Buy it now, and spend the rest of the summer looking very next season.