Born and raised in Orlando Fl, Harmony Rutland-English represents the product of a musically inclined father and an artistic and fashionable mother. The merger of these two creative forces now define this new designer’s aesthetic philosophy, which is to compose beautiful garments, thus the label’s name, A Beautiful Piece by Harmony.

Much of Harmony’s background in the field involved formal training while in attendance at Florida State University from 2006 to 2009, where she graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising. It was in the College of Human Science where she would learn the various elements of design, patternmaking, fashion illustration, textiles and garment construction. The college experience not only provided Harmony the technical skills needed to succeed in the fashion industry, but also introduced her to a world that studied and celebrated life and spirituality from a global perspective. With an eye particularly focused on the continent of Africa, it's people, art and textiles, the merger of modern sewing techniques and design silhouettes define this designer's multicultural aesthetic.

Since graduating, Harmony has had the opportunity to work with many up and rising talents in the North Florida and Atlanta areas. Harmony and her designs have been embraced by clients of varying background, including musicians, alternative health practitioners and business professionals. She has also worked on sets with film producers as lead wardrobe and production designer and plans to broaden her portfolio with more feature film projects. A recent design from the Summer collection was featured in 'Today's Black Woman Magazine' worn by actress Demetria McKinney of Tyler Perry's House of Payne.  

The ultimate goal of the line is to continue to expand it's online retail market, and also become available in boutiques in fashion forward cities both nationwide and internationally.

'Adornment is a

random act of kindness so

dress like you mean it'

~ Harmony