September is all about fall fashion, and this month we’re doing it big, with Ciara, a trailblazer known for her ever-evolving style. Through her company The House of LR & C, the entertainment powerhouse has founded fashion brands that are rooted in purpose and inclusivity. This month, she debuts OAM, a new skincare line, which celebrates the beauty in all of us. Through stunning imagery, we explore the power of style as a form of expression, while highlighting the season’s hottest trends.

The EBONY Team headed upstate New York, where we photographed Ciara in a gorgeous mansion, embracing all of the grandeur and fantasy of the new season. We went back to the roots of Ci-Ci, by reimagining her early tomboy aesthetic. From menswear inspired silhouettes, to skin-baring cutouts, the singer makes a bold statement. In her exclusive cover story, Ciara talks the importance of self-care, the power of manifesting her dreams, and how she uses fashion as a form of expression.

Check out our cover story, behind-the-scenes videos, and a special package dedicated to all things fall fashion.