For the BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2016 collection, the 40th runway show presented at NYFW, the muse is a performer whose individualistic style reveals her artistic ingenuity through her onstage presence and offstage persona.

A rich winter palette envelops the collection. Gradating shades of light grey, cream and camel transition into rich merlot, ink blue and carbon. Shimmering knits and slashed leggings, deliberately concealed beneath architectural cuts of linear silhouettes, amplify her choreographed layers. A patchwork mix of hand knits, raw denim and woolen stripes compose a balance between formal and informal.

From stage to street, exotic color-blocked bags and shearling-trimmed footwear emphasizes the whimsical, carefree spirit of this season’s muse.

Notable attendees at the runway show included actresses Abbie Cornish, Bailee Madison, Debby Ryan, Annet Mahendru, models Petra Nemcova, Selita Ebanks, Nina Agdal, and singer ZZ Ward.