Charlie began his career in fashion at the New York’s School of Visual Arts and Fashion Institute of Technology. While attending, Charlie distinguished himself early on as a trendsetter by creating his first signature line for the New York social and retail scene. With his growing success, it wasn't long before Charlie was wooed to Los Angeles, where he led design teams for Protest and the Mega Million dollar success story, Bugle Boy, creating junior and young men’s casual lifestyle clothing, as well as his own couture collection.
Charlie Lapson is truly an American original. Through his involvement with such high-profile events as the Academy Awards, Emmys, Grammys, and the American Idol series, Charlie has captured the art of merging masterful design with individual personality to become one of the most sought-after consultants in the entertainment and fashion industries.
A native of New York, Charlie also calls Hollywood and Miami home. When Charlie isn't jetting off to Italy to personally select the highest quality leather and jewels or doing a trunk show presentation in Shanghai, you can find him heading up various charity and fashion events throughout the year.
Drawing upon his natural artistic ability, Charlie starts each creation as a blank canvas and turns it into a personalized work of art. Color, texture, and shape are the hallmarks of his collection.
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