What do you get when you combine chic Brooklyn designs with NYC’s hottest rising artist? A blazin look book collection!

Brooklynite Larissa Muehleder of Muehleder Designs, collaborated with MAAD, a New York-based singer-songwriter, DJ and modelfor her latest Muehleder SS17 collection, “Baby One More Time.”

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Known for the use of neoprene in full flirty designs, Muehleder’s new collection plays up the sultry side that only the sexiest boss-like women would want to wear.

“This season I wanted to feel soft and sexy, so my designs reference tropical colors that transport you to an oasis,” said Muehleder. “We are known for our use of the neoprene fabric that gives the designs maximum volume for a fun & flirty look, but this season I also wanted to capture the essence of a women’s subtle sex appeal where she is confident and mesmerizing with little effort.”

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As for MAAD, formally known as a model that has graced the pages of ELLENYLON and Seventeen, songwriting has always been up her sleeve. She has credits working with the likes of Claude Kelly, TheVamp and Jonas Jeberg and has collaborated with internationally renowned rap artist,  A$AP Ferg.

But now she’s finally ready to take the big stage and put her vocal style and performance up against the best. The seven-track EP, LE Funk, features Grammy-nominated artist Ro James on “Touch Me,” a track that is so soulfully funky, it’ll make you want to run to your lover.

MAAD can be seen bringing her style to the Muehleder collection in a photo shoot that took place at the Nolitan Hotel in New York City.  The shoot was photographed by Ricky Michiels, with makeup by Alex Alva, hair by Wade Lee and Shauna Witten and jewelry by Jovana Djuric.

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Check out the latest images, shop the new collection here and stream the LÉ FUNK EP here.

Noel Cymone Walker is EBONY’s Assistant Fashion & Beauty Editor. She loves editorial fashion and lives by the motto “Greater Still.” Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thefurstnoel.