Henry Roth – Profile
Henry Roth has a multifaceted professional background combining a law degree with international marketing experience and fashion design.
He has grown his Australian family bridal and fashion business into an internationally successful brand working and residing in both New York City and Sydney. His is a three generation family tradition of fashion and style innovation.
Henry is first generation Australian and first generation of surviving parents from the Nazi Holocaust. His drive, ambition, determination and entrepreneurial spirit is attributed to these roots.
Henry Roth graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Law and Arts from the University of Sydney.
After graduating in Law, Henry took a creative path, going on to work at advertising agency BBDO. He then progressed to entertainment company Michael Edgley. He continued to specialize in marketing special events.
In 1987 Henry moved to London to work at Europe’s largest concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith Entertainment. He was part of the internationally massive “Live Aid” event.
In 1991 Henry joined his parents wedding gown and evening wear company – Henri Josef – Henry Roth. He applied his skills of a childhood designing frocks with the international experience of marketing and legal skills specifically to take the fashion business into the 21st century.
In 1997 Henry moved to New York joining his sister Michelle Roth. Together they created two well-known brands – “Michelle Roth Couture” and “Henry Roth”.
[Soon after the establishment of the Henry Roth brand, Henry knew that media branding for product success was the key and so Henry Weinreich became known as Henry Roth]
Henry gave it everything he had, combining law, marketing, design, public relations and sheer “chutzpah” to become media bridal experts in the American wedding field. Both Henry and Michelle have been featured on numerous American entertainment shows – including “Good Morning America”, “Entertainment Tonight”, CNN, Insider, The View, Today Show, Martha Stewart and Oprah. They have authored a book ” Your Day Your Way – The Essential Handbook for the 21st Century Bride”- available at Barnes and Nobel in the USA and online on BarnesandNobel.com.
Henry’s media exposure exploded when he hosted his own TV show “Style Court” as Judge Henry Roth – (the Judge Judy of fashion). Currently Henry stars as the mentor on the hit series “Project Runway Australia”.
In 2007 Henry returned from New York to reside more substantially in Sydney to maintain and manage his parent’s bridal design, administration, manufacturing and production divisions.
Henry Roth is a fashion media commentator with roles such as makeover director of Beauty and the Geek Australia, Fashion Editor of The Today Show Australia and original mentor on Project Runway Australia Henry also is featured on the highly clicked Rothtv (http://www.youtube.com/user/henryrothdesigner) and in the USA has featured on Inside Edition, Good Morning America, The View, The insider and is regularly featured on Bridal Guide, Brides and much more.