HARBISON: The New Classic Collection
HARBISON: The New Classic Collection
HARBISON is a designer American sportswear brand that sees beauty through the lens of contradiction, modernity, and luxury.
HARBISON is a designer American sportswear brand that sees beauty through the lens of contradiction, modernity, and luxury. Read more
About this project
*Our Kickstarter campaign gives you exclusive access to pre-order HARBISON'S Fall 2014 Collection, enables us to produce an online store for your continued access, and supports the development of our upcoming Spring 2015 Collection and beyond. Simply select one of the backer gift levels on the right!*
Be the first to order HARBISON’s Fall 2014 Collection. Our Kickstarter campaign will be the most expansive retail source for this latest collection, and by ordering via Kickstarter, you will also help HARBISON launch its standalone e-commerce site and provide financial backing for next season’s collection development.
At each level, you can choose to order specific garments or complete looks from the collection. Each garment is handcrafted in NYC’s Garment District and shipped directly to you. We’re also offering some great experiences like dinner with me at one of my favorite NYC restaurants, Omar’s, where I hosted my first HARBISON "Muse Event"; invites to our Spring 2015 presentation; and even a private runway show for you and 10 of your friends. I'm also excited about personally connecting with you through personal handwritten thank you notes from me, signed sketches from the collection, and web video conversations.
In 2013, I launched HARBISON with the desire to offer a fresh perspective on luxury American sportswear. Just one year in, HARBISON has produced three collections, receiving accolades and support from the likes of Vogue Magazine, Elle Magazine, Style, Refinery29, Vogue Italia, and Ebony. We've done well to get to this point...but now we're ready to take the brand to the next level. We want you to be a part of that. To be the foundation of that.
After studying textiles and fiber arts at North Carolina State University and fashion studies at Parsons School of Design in New York City, I landed my first position in the industry as a luxury textile designer. Since then, I have devoted the past 10 years to honing my craft, absorbing the world of luxury textile and fashion design, and cutting my teeth at the likes of Jack Spade, Luca Luca, Billy Reid, and Michael Kors.
From the start, my design perspective has been rooted in the idea of the HARBISON muse, with my primary source of inspiration also being my biggest fan—my mother. She embodies a balance of strength and vulnerability in her femininity. The HARBISON woman harnesses this seemingly contradictory power and creates a being wholly unique. Also being influenced by my grandmother and other family members who worked in manufacturing, I learned the value of quality, skill, and creativity.
My North Carolina upbringing was predicated on the existence of a community who gave one another strength and support. This is why the Kickstarter concept is so important to me and to HARBISON. I want to broaden HARBISON's community and have it reach places and people it couldn’t before.
Most importantly, by participating in our exclusive pre-sale event here on Kickstarter, you will have a direct hand in taking HARBISON to the next level. I have garnered the support of several industry insiders, and I’ve only made it this far thanks to this wonderful group of supporters and mentors. Are you ready to join them? We can do this...
HARBISON showed its Fall 2014 Collection during New York Fashion Week at Milk Studios. The collection was inspired by my vision of the legendary Pocahontas awakening the morning after a night with John Smith, galloping away on horseback. It mixes military-inspired outerwear, ethnic prints, uniform suiting, and color blocking. The collection, consistent with the HARBISON aesthetic, features sporty separates, genderless basics, and an attention to luxury details. Made with British bespoke suiting fabric from Gladson Ltd., bold silks, and Italian coatings and jerseys, all pieces are handcrafted in NYC’s Garment District.
Choose an individual piece/s from HARBISON’s Fall 2014 collection.
Buy a full look from HARBISON’s Fall 2014 collection with incentives.
Be on trend with a HARBISON fur accessory this fall.
HARBISON's selection of pieces that for our male clients.
Simply select one of the backer gift levels to the right. You'll be taken to an Amazon account page where you can sign in using a current account, or create a new account for yourself.
When the campaign is completed on July 7, we’ll get in touch with you to find out your chosen style, color, and size for your pieces. Domestic shipping is standard $15 standard for each collection piece (please add accordingly); for international orders, please reference each gift level for shipping cost.
All pieces will ship between October and December 2014. Experiences will occur between December 2014 and January 2015.
Additionally, we can accommodate any combination of the collection. Just add up the items you would like, choose the closest pledge level and input the sum. Email us at email@example.com with your order and we'll make note of it and confirm after the campaign is completed.
HARBISON pieces fit true to the measurements provided below. Many of HARBISON’s designs are gender neutral and can accommodate male-identified supporters. For example, the male model seen in the photos is wearing a men’s size small, comparable to women's size 6.
Risks and challenges
Production + Timing
Your order will be available between October 31 and December 31, 2014. As always, we work with trusted factories in NYC’s Garment District with whom we have a close relationship. Please bear in mind that there may be unforeseen delays in our production schedule. If there are delays, we will be in touch with you as quickly as possible regarding a new delivery date. Also, production and shipping dates will rely heavily on the promptness of you, our valued backer, in returning your final order confirmation.
Exchange + Policy
Items purchased via the Kickstarter campaign CANNOT be returned, but we will be happy to exchange the item for another item. If the item that you would like is not available in your size, we can help you find a garment in your size with a comparable value.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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