The man behind the iconic initials; born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1991, Christian MacLeod is an artist, designer, musician, professional golfer, creative director, and artistic director. Throughout his career, since the creation of the CM® brand at 16 years old, he has focused on the reinvention of the belt.
At the age of 16, with his only career plan to become a professional golfer, designing belts was just his hobby to take his belt designs to the golf course, to wear something different and to stand out from the other golfers. Christian turned professional at the age of 18, and after a successful year in competition, he was in a terrible accident. Four months in hospital and not being able to compete professionally in golf for 2 years; Christian decided to turn his back on his professional golf career and focus entirely on changing the international perception of belts.
What began with a collection of three belts has grown into an entire world; Christian MacLeod has established himself as the pioneer in the art of belts. His belts are regularly spotted on celebrities and leads successful partnerships with Aston Martin, BMW, Red Bull, British GQ, Celtic Football Club, St. Andrews Old Course, House of Fraser and Teenage Cancer Trust.
Christian MacLeod’s success has been recognised by a number of awards including: Accessory Designer of the Year; The Herald Fashion Awards 2015 and Retail Entrepreneur of the Year; The Retail Trust 2015.
Since 2007, Christian MacLeod has expanded from his origins into a global community and belt institution; working with generations of artists, photographers, designers, musicians, filmmakers and writers who defied conventions and contributed to the unique art and identity of CM® belts.