Charles and Ron van Maarschalkerweerd Borg, whose names have become an iconic staple for Malta’s fashion world, are celebrating their 30th anniversary, with a new apparel line released in celebration.
With a romantic photograph portraying them earlier on in their relationship posted to Charles’s Instagram, the two have been through a lot together, touring even international fashion shows with their creative works and designs.
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The Charles&Ron brand has more than once stolen the show at various shows, with the noteworthy Fall/Winter 2020 collection ‘L’Arlogg tal-Lira’ making waves in New York. The brand was even eyed by pop sensation Ariana Grande as she donned gloves during an episode of The Voice.
Speaking during a 2020 interview with the Sunday Circle’s Iggy Fenech, in celebration of their 28th anniversary during Pride Month, the two articulated some of their relationship’s past.
Ron explained to Fenech that they had met at a club in Amsterdam in 1992 when he had seen Charles looking a bit tired on the dance floor. Charles was convinced to stay for an extra week and the rest is history.
Fenech said that such relationships remind them of how many could have had this bliss but were denied it by inequality and ignorance. ‘So let us celebrate all that has been achieved, but also work harder at giving others the key to happiness.’