If you’ve been studying Polka Dot Bride for awhile, you will be aware that we’re big fans of Henry Roth! Not only has he designed beautiful bridal labels (here with his parents and in new York with his sister) but he’s one of the kindest, most passionate designers you’ll ever meet! Also known as the mentor on Project Runway Australia, I really feel honoured to have Henry Roth join us today on Polka Dot Bride!
Henry Roth “Zoe”
Tell me about oneself? What is your background?
My sister Michelle (my co-designer) and I represent the third generation of my family members working in bridal design. I have a Law degree from Sydney University and experience operating in advertising, promotion, advertising and event management in Sydney, London and New York. My style aesthetic comes both from getting immersed in the bridal company from a extremely young age and from what I adore to see ladies wearing.
What was the catalyst for setting up your wedding organization in Australia?
The organization was started 55 years ago by my parents Aneta and Joseph who are still quite active in the firm. They are Holocaust survivors and met in Australia after they fled right here from the horrors of Europe post-WWII. They started producing women coloured blouses and moved into bridal as it represented new beginnings and dreams for the future.
You started your company here as Henri Josef. You have not too long ago changed the name to Henry Roth. What was the cause behind this?
During my 10 years living and designing in New York I had become identified in the sector and the media as Henry Roth (though my surname is actually Weinreich) and this became my brand. I moved back to Australia a number of years ago to perform with my parents in the Australian organization and located that I was still identified as Henry Roth. My role as mentor on Project Runway Australia and fashion commentator in the media has underlined this identification. It was less difficult all round to embrace Henry Roth so as to not trigger as well much confusion!
Henry Roth “Harley”
What is your business philosophy?
Our business philosophy is the Australian philosophy of fairness, decency and tough operate.
What services do you offer you the Australian bride?
Each and every season we offer Australian brides an amazing array of gorgeous gowns appropriate for a quantity of different kinds of occasions. Our dresses are entirely inexpensive with recommended retail prices averaging around $ 1500. Our brides are usually blown away by the value. In addition we do a little range of beautiful bridesmaid’s dresses which are constantly well-known as they actually are ‘wear again’.
What sets you apart from other individuals?
I would say that it starts with my parents’ company philosophy. Basically it boils down to constantly treat others as you would wish to be treated
Henry Roth “Henrietta”
How do you maintain your designs fresh? How do you keep up with the most recent trends?
I enjoy folks watching and attempt to often relate my styles to actual people, not just the dress form in the showroom. My role as fashion commentator has assisted with this as I am asked about red carpet trends and I have located that much more and far more brides are hunting to the Hollywood red carpet for their extremely personal red carpet moment down the aisle.
What inspires you about Australian ladies/brides?
Australian ladies are incredibly sophisticated but at the identical time are usually content to attempt some thing a bit distinct and embrace the new.
Do you have a ‘special look’ that sets you apart from other wedding dress designers?
At the moment we are nonetheless loving the Grecian goddess look. Fabrications and beading specifics are very critical to our styles.
You are stocked in numerous wedding dress boutiques about Australia. What is your philosophy behind this?
We love it that our dresses are offered to a wide range of brides and their bridal parties all across Australia. We have often reached out to folks everywhere. Our stockists are our lifeblood, they are incredibly committed and often enthusiastic. I really like operating with them.
Henry Roth “Margaret”
What is your quantity a single tip for brides?
Remember the big picture, do not sweat the small stuff.
What are your favourite wedding suggestions?
Bridesmaids dresses in very same colour, distinct style to suit each and every various body type.
What bridal trends do you see in the future?
Less bling, the specifics of the gown, no matter whether it be draping, pleats or Swarovski will speak for themselves.
Could you give us 5 suggestions and tricks for the bride and groom?
Effectively- just one – take time and a deep breath and make certain you get pleasure from every single moment!
For much more info on Henry Roth and his beautiful creations, you can check out his site! International brides can check out the Henry Roth USA website and the Michelle Roth internet site.
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