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wonders never cease Thursday, February 7, 2013

Francis is Back

Over twenty years ago, Christian Francis Roth debuted his first line, and the fashion industry dubbed him a prodigy. The then 21 year old Roth won the CFDA "Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent," and at one point, you could find his original designs on display at the MET's Costume Institue.

After five years, finances being what they were, Roth had to shutter his business and began designing under other Seventh Avenue brands. Fourteen years passed, and la-di-da, look who's back! Roth's new contemporary line, "Francis," launched in 2009, and part of his Spring 2013 collection just landed at Proper Topper's door. You'll find bright colors, feminine cuts, and charming details (eyelet jeans? nautical stripe linings? yes and yes.). Take a look-see:

Some buzz:

No stranger to fashion, Christian Francis Roth is back on the scene...with a young, spirited collection certain to run, not walk, out of the stores. (Tobe Report, September 2008)

Christian Francis Roth is back. A fashion darling of the early Nineties, Roth is trying to make his mark again with a contemporary spring collection...(WWD, August 7, 2008)

Judging by our customers' responses, Roth's return is music to the ears of Washington, D.C.'s fashion set. And just look at those pockets!


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