With age comes wisdom for Christian Francis Roth. The designer has announced that he will be showing a 2009 collection after an eight-year absence from the runway.
A short stint in the late '80s and early '90s garnered Roth a Perry Ellis Award for new design talent, but problems with maintaining growth resulted in closing his namesake business in 1995. Roth recollects, "I stopped and said, 'I have to learn how to make money.'"
Now packed with business savvy and experience, look forward to seeing Roth's 2009 collection, dubbed Francis, filled with childlike motifs, color, and quirky prints with pants retailing around $225 and dresses starting at $375. "I wanted to be priced as sharply as possible but still include all the details. This collection maintains all the fun detailing and conversational concepts of the collections I used to do" said Roth.
To see sketches from Roth's upcoming collection,