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HARBISON is a designer American sportswear brand that sees beauty through the lens of contradiction, modernity, and luxury.

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...

 XO Charles 

 

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 specialorder@harbisoncollection.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.

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  • Domestic shipping is a standard $15 for each collection piece. Please add according to your pledge level. Thanks!

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    A tweeted thank you from Charles and the Team and access to an online sneak peak of the Spring 2015 collection

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    Frameable thank you card from Charles featuring one of his personal paintings, as well as access to an online sneak peak of the Spring 2015 Collection

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    THANK YOU GIFT: As a token of our gratitude, please accept a personal handwritten thank you note from Charles featuring one of his personal paintings, a signed sketch by Charles from the Fall 2014 collection, your name featured as a SPECIAL SUPPORTER on our website and access to an online sneak peak of the Spring 2015 Collection. Thank you for supporting HARBISON and our new building initiative and venture into e-commerce. We cannot express enough how grateful we are that you believe in us so much!

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    A personal thank you phone call from Charles as well as the THANK YOU GIFT listed above. Charles would love to hear your thoughts on the collection, what you'd like to see potentially added to the collection, your personal vision for HARBISON, or even offer advice to young designers and entrepreneurs. (15 minute phone call)

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    Limited Edition HARBISON Silk Oversized Scarf (Valued at $250) featuring a print of Charles' painting "Collision". This exclusive run scarf will only be offered this one time. Also enjoy receiving the THANK YOU GIFT listed above.

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    Limited Edition HARBISON Silk Oversized Scarf (Valued at $250) featuring a print of Charles' painting "Collision", PLUS the Skype Closet Consult, where Charles can guide you through styling options for your new piece...face-to-face. Also enjoy receiving the THANK YOU GIFT listed above. (15 minute Skype session, buyer must have a Skype account)

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    Limited Edition HARBISON Oversized Pima Cotton T-Shirt (Valued at $350) featuring the iconic image of Charles by Marcqui Akins. This exclusive run tee will only be offered this one time. Also enjoy receiving the THANK YOU GIFT listed above.

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    Limited Edition HARBISON Oversized Pima Cotton T-Shirt (Valued at $350) PLUS the Skype Closet Consult, where Charles can guide you through styling options for your new piece...face-to-face. Also enjoy receiving the THANK YOU GIFT listed above. (15 minute Skype session, buyer must have a Skype account)

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    2 backers

    Limited Edition HARBISON Oversized Pima Cotton T-Shirt (Valued at $350), Silk Oversized Scarf (Valued at $250), PLUS the Skype Closet Consult, where Charles can guide you through styling options for your new piece...face-to-face. Also enjoy receiving the THANK YOU GIFT listed above. (15 minute Skype session, buyer must have a Skype account)

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    Island Cotton Panel Tuxedo Shirt offered in White Crisp Stretch Cotton Poplin (Retails at $900) and a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles. Additionally, receive the THANK YOU GIFT listed above.

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    Upside Down Trompe L’oeil Blouse in Navy or Black Stretch Cotton Poplin (Retails at $1,000) and a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles. Additionally, receive the THANK YOU GIFT listed above.

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    Mosaic Midi Skirt with Compact Jersey side panel and Wool Gabardine center panels in Fuchsia Colorblock or Grey Colorblock (Retails at $1,100), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    Plaid Blocked Zipper Pencil Skirt in GLADSON Grey Wool Flannel with Gold Zipper (Retails at $1,100), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    Colorblocked Fur Cowl (Fox & Raccoon) in Black/Vermillion or Fuchsia/Vermillion (Retails at $1,300), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    Plaid Blocked Blazer in GLADSON Grey Wool Flannel (Retails at $1,300), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    Sunburst Silk Culotte in 100% Silk Jacquard (Retails at $1,300), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    Mosaic Sheath Dress with Compact Jersey side panel and Wool Gabardine center panels in Fuchsia Colorblock or Grey Colorblock (Retails at $1,400), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    Plaid Blocked Bustier in GLADSON Grey Wool Flannel with Gold Zipper (Retails at $1,600), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    1 backer

    GLADSON Wool Robe Coat in Camel Heritage Wool Coating and Gold hardware (Retails at $1,600) and a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles. Additionally, receive the THANK YOU GIFT listed above.

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    Sunburst Ruffle Sheath Dress in 100% Silk Jacquard (Retails at $2,400), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    Montana Leather Moto Jacket in Black with industrial black metal hardware (Retails at $2,200), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    Cashmere/Wool Double-Faced Robe Coat with Removable Blanket Wrap in Grey Colorblock and Gold hardware (Retails at $2,600), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    BUY THE LOOK: Mosaic Sheath Dress in Fuchsia Colorblock and GLADSON Wool Robe Coat in Camel Heritage (Full Retail - $3,000), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients. (Pieces are offered at unbeatable savings & incentives at this pledge level).

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    Montana Leather Moto Jacket in Black, industrial black metal hardware with Over-dyed Silver Fox Blanket Collar (Retails at $3,500), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

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    BUY THE LOOK: Mosaic Sheath Dress in Grey Colorblock and Cashmere/Wool Double-Faced Robe Coat with Removable Blanket Wrap in Grey Colorblock (Full Retail - $4,000), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients. (Pieces are offered at unbeatable savings & incentives at this pledge level).

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    BUY THE LOOK: Plaid Blocked Zipper Pencil Skirt, Plaid Blocked Blazer, and Plaid Blocked Bustier all in GLADSON Grey Wool Flannel (Full Retail - $4,000), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.
    (Pieces are offered at unbeatable savings & incentives at this pledge level).

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    BUY THE LOOK: Island Cotton Panel Tuxedo Shirt in White, Sunburst Silk Jacquard Culotte, Montana Leather Moto Jacket in Black with Over-dyed Silver Fox Collar (Full Retail - $5,700), a beautifully illustrated sketch from the collection signed by Charles, the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients. (Pieces are offered at unbeatable savings & incentives at this pledge level).

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    Custom version of the Sunburst Ruffle Sheath Dress in 100% Silk Jacquard featured in the video (Valued at $3,500); a personal in-studio fitting with Charles at the NYC design studio to discuss fit, length, sleeves, and ruffle application; and 2 invites to the Spring 2015 presentation with a beautifully illustrated original sketch of the custom dress signed by Charles. Additionally, receive the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 3 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients.

    (Backer must live in the NYC tristate area or cover travel expenses to NYC for in-house fitting and attending the presentation.)

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    Dinner for 5 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients, 4 invites to the official Spring 2015 presentation in NYC in September, up to $5,000 worth of HARBISON merchandise and a beautifully illustrated original sketch of those pieces signed by Charles. Additionally, receive the THANK YOU GIFT listed above. (Backer must live in the NYC tristate area or cover travel expenses to NYC for in-house fitting and attending the presentation.)

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    Private runway show for 10 in NYC of the Spring 2015 Collection. This includes private venue and refreshments, 10 HARBISON gift bags and personalized invitations for each guest attending the private runway show. Receive exclusive savings on Spring 2015 pre-orders placed at the show. Have a piece of the Spring 2015 collection named after you and a beautifully illustrated original sketch of that piece signed by Charles. Additionally, receive the THANK YOU GIFT listed above, and dinner for 5 with Charles at his favorite NYC restaurant, Omar’s, where he hosted his first HARBISON Muse Event with trusted muses and clients. (Backer and entourage must live in the NYC tristate area or cover travel expenses to NYC for attending the private show.)

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