NEW YORK — Love, not to mention a life force of any noticeable kind, can be difficult to find these days in fashion. The face is surely there, polished, immovable, but only vacancy resides behind those eyes. Brandon Maxwell does not share in this predicament, however. Sunday night at The Appel Room, one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s sleek venues, overlooking drizzly Columbus Circle, Maxwell presented his collection for Fall / Winter 2018. The tiered seating of the room calls to mind a Greek amphitheater, which set the ground-fogged stage for a dramatic and fully embodied show. Models, which included Riley Montana, Aiden Curtiss, and Grace Elizabeth, were coached on movement by famed choreographer Stephen Galloway. The girls took heed and duly strutted across the stage and up into an area behind the seated guests. The collection itself was a mixture of looks for night and day, which variously manifested in single-shouldered column dresses and denim jeans respectively. Maxwell’s woman is a living, breathing creature during any phase of the 24-hour day.

Credits include: Client, Brandon Maxwell; Collection, Womenswear Fall / Winter 2018; Styling, George Cortina; Hair, James Pecis; Makeup, Tom Pecheux; Choreography, Stephen Galloway; Casting, James Scully; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.