|Founder(s)||Charlotte Ronson (Designer)|
|Headquarters||New York, USA|
Born in London into an artistic family and raised in New York, Charlotte Ronson followed the tradition by developing her own unique style at an early age. In 2000, Ronson launched her first collection, C. Ronson, a playful mix of 70’s inspired cotton tees and coveted wedge heels that gained instant recognition and the attention of renowned publications. In May 2002, Ronson opened her flagship boutique in New York’s hip Nolita neighborhood, gathering additional international press coverage.
In 2005, Ronson joined forces with Japanese apparel giant, Sanei International, which owns over 1,000 contemporary apparel stores in Japan and throughout Asia. Sanei recognized the explosive potential of the designer and thrust her into the spotlight along with its stable of licenses such as Jill Stuart and Diane von Furstenberg. Together with Ronson, Sanei moved into the Asian market and began a US and global expansion. C. Ronson became “Charlotte Ronson”- a natural evolution of the brand and an accurate reflection of who Charlotte is and what she and her customer want to wear. Ronson has developed a signature design aesthetic that is known for its feminine sensibility and her originality in design continues to grow and mature each season, offering a full clothing collection and accessory line. Charlotte Ronson has become a well-known international brand that can be found in the better department stores and boutiques throughout the world.
As a fixture in the fabric of New York City life, Ronson has fostered many relationships with family and friends and developed a number of strategic partnerships resulting in innovative collaborations. She has worked on a limited edition t-shirt collection with her mother Ann Dexter-Jones, best friend Shoshanna Lonstein-Gruss, brother Mark and twin sister Samantha, both internationally known Musicians and DJs, and launched “must have” handbags with friends, Hollywood icon Nicole Richie, singer Lily Allen, and actress Lindsay Lohan. In 2009, she announced her most recent collaboration project, a new swimwear line with Shoshanna. Ronson continues to move forward as a key trend setter and innovator not only in fashion but in other fields, and is currently the face of Sebastian Professionals Hair Care.
Ronson’s success in the fashion industry has made her one of the most sought after designers as evidenced by her packed-house runway shows in the Tents at New York Fashion Week. She has partnered with mass-market retailers to design exclusive collections. In 2008, Ronson announced Play by C. Ronson, a diffusion line exclusive to Urban Outfitters, sold in over 100 of their retail stores nationwide and online. The collection offered a capsule of Ronson’s signature style bringing her look to the masses. Ronson was then approached by J.C. Penney and signed a long-term deal with the Texas-based retailer announcing a full contemporary sportswear collection. I [Heart] Ronson made its debut in Spring 2009 hitting 600 of Penney’s stores as well as their online site and catalogues. Not only does the collection offer pieces embodying Ronson’s aesthetic at affordable price points to a wider range of consumers, but I [Heart] Ronson has captured media attention by creating a buzz within the industry, with a TV commercial first aired during the 81st Academy Awards, ad campaigns featured in national magazine, and the recent launch party in LA packed with celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Milla Jovovich and Sting.
For Fall 2009, Ronson teamed up with Rag n Bone stylist Natasha Royt to create a highly acclaimed and sophisticated collection and gave the nod to Patrick Li, creator of many iconic logos including Barneys Coop, to create her new heart shaped CR logo. Charlotte Ronson has established herself as one of the new faces and new forces in the US and global fashion scene.