CHARLES AND RON


Designer Name:
CHARLES BORG AND RON VAN MAARSCHALKERWEERD

Label Name:
Charles and Ron

Website:
HTTP://WWW.CHARLESANDRON.COM

“Nolcha shows are the perfect partner for us to show our collections during New York Fashion week. After the incredible feedback and publicity of last two season’s shows we knew we would be back to show our Spring/Summer 16 collection this September.  We are very excited and can’t wait to show you the new Charles & Ron collection!”

 

Background

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. The designers have established themselves as Malta’s leading fashion house.
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.
Charles & Ron have recently won the Mediterranean Fashion Prize.  They were selected together with 10 laureates out of 60 finalists from 19 Mediterranean countries.
The event is organised by Maison Metiers de la Mode de Marseille (MMMM).The organisation and MFP is supported by international fashion houses like Longchamp , Chanel and Dior.

 

 

Vision

“We have made Maltese culture an integral part of our design ethic and our vision is to inspire our clients to be part of the Charles & Ron Mediterranean lifestyle”.

 

Signature Style

Feminine silhouettes adorned with modern graphic prints.

 

Influence

Our Mediterranean surroundings.

 

Brand philosophy

We strive to design high-end wearable clothing and bags with a distinct Mediterranean flair and a dedication to superior quality.

 

Making it happen

Working together as a team always brings out the best in both of us, together we make it happen!

 

Fun fact

It’s a love affair, Charles & Ron have been a couple for 23 years.