Charles Elliott Harbison is the founder and Creative Director of HARBISON launched in 2013. He born in Lincolnton, NC, and based in Brooklyn. Harbison studied fine arts, painting, and textiles at North Carolina State University. He spent his undergraduate summers holding internships at Michael Kors and Jack Spade. Following graduation, Charles spent a year abroad studying Central Asian textiles. His next move brought him to New York, where he enrolled in the fashion program at Parsons School of Design. He began his professional career as a textile designer before moving on to womenswear at Michael Kors. He continued with stints at Luca Luca and Billy Reid, producing both womenswear and accessories.