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Charles Elliott Harbison, born in North Carolina, and now a citizen of the world, began his career as a textile designer. His beloved grandmother and mother, a textile worker and a tool set builder respectively, served as his twin muses while he was growing up. Fabrics speak to him, claims the Brooklyn-based designer, who infuses his creations with youth, energy, and an intriguing touch of androgyny. Harbison has fun with fashion and is constantly stepping up his game. Noted for his pop colors and crisp tailoring, Harbison offers signature looks for the confidant woman. Think Beyonce, who dazzled in a head-to-toe ensemble from Harbison’s Spring 2015 collection at Kanye West’s Adidas presentation. “The Harbison woman navigates the world with power and elegance. I like to design for a woman who embraces her contradictions,” says the designer. Fashion insiders praise his modernist lines, strong geometry, and clean aesthetic, but they also appreciate Harbison’s unique talent for creating revisionist classics with a head-turning twist.