Project Runway alum Melissa Fleis is stepping up the game for Bay Area normcore with her edgy fall collection of essentials to mix and match into endless outfits. 

"For this collection I wanted a woman to have interchangeability from day to night. It combines an essence of sporty practicality while looking effortlessly chic," Fleis said of the collection. 

We can't help but agree; With a primarily black color palette featuring hints of blood red, gold, and stone white, the Defiant collection combines the softness of silks and wools with edgier materials like leather, metal, and denim. Each piece transition seamlessly from workwear to cocktail hour for a comfy-chic outfit you can wear all day. 

Scroll through our favorite looks from the new collection above, and then pick up your favorite pieces at the pop-up this Saturday, September 20 from 11am to 4pm at NWBLK (1999 Bryant Street).