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About Charles & Ron

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.

  • 2003 and 2004, guest at the international Couture show at Moda Galleria in Naples, Italy
  • 2004 and 2005, invited to the international Bridal Fair Bouquet in Milan, Italy
  • 2005, invited by fashion label Egon Von Furstenberg as guest designers to show their collection in Ragusa, Sicily
  • 2006, showed their collection during L’Oreal Fashion Week in Toronto, Canada
  • 2006, participated in Canon Ixus meets Fashion in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2006, showed collection at Sugar Factory in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2011, showed ‘Northern Lights’ collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Malta
  • 2012, showed ‘So Hot, So Cold’ collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Malta
  • 2013, showed ‘Feast Patterns’ collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Malta and at Feeric Fashion Days Romania
  • 2013 Honoured with Celebrity Tile at Bay Street Walk of Fame
  • 2013, Received an award at the One Tribute Ceremony
  • 2013, Charles & Ron opened their first boutique inside the 4 star Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Attard Malta.
  • 2014, showed ‘Humilissima Civitas’ collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Malta, Feeric Fashion Days Romania and New York Fashion week.
  • 2015, showed 'Wired Bloom' collection during New York Fashion Week and Feeric Fashion Days, Romania. Winners of Mediterranean Fashion Prize 2015.

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