Charles & Ron is a contemporary lifestyle brand, high-end wearable clothing and bags with a distinct Mediterranean flair and a dedication to superior quality. Maltese culture is an integral part of the Charles & Ron design ethic and the brand's vision is, to inspire its clients to be part of the instantly recognizable Charles & Ron Mediterranean lifestyle.
Charles Borg was born October 29, 1968, in Malta, and Ron van Maarschalkerweerd was born September 13, 1971 in Holland. Charles learned his tailoring skills as a young boy from his relatives who were expert dressmakers and Ron studied Economy and Human Resource management. Charles and Ron met in Amsterdam in 1992 and Ron moved to Malta shortly afterwards. The mostly self -taught designers started experimenting and shortly after presented their first collection. Their first label was named after the Queen of Holland, Beatrix. This label later evolved into Beatrix by Charles & Ron and they are now known as simply: Charles & Ron. The designers have established themselves as Malta's leading fashion house and their bi-annual fashion show is Malta’s most anticipated fashion event.
C & R have designed costumes for Malta’s top theatre companies and the duo was also selected to design the costumes for the spectacular opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that was held in Malta in 2006. Charles & Ron have over the years dressed many local and international celebrities and several international magazines and TV stations featured the designers and their work. C&R have shown their collections alongside Italy’s top designer labels during fashion shows for TV Moda but the duo consider their couture show in Rome, Italy, on Italy’s first TV station Rai Uno one of the highlights of their career.
Over the years they have participated in many prestigious fashion events throughout Europe and also North America.