Oday Shakar Fall 2017 is a strong woman's dream wardrobe

"I was inspired by all of the strong women in my life," Oday Shakar told us backstage before the show. "This collection is about going through dark times, overcoming them and finding some beauty, strength and empowerment in that."

The show opened with a series of black gowns, each with an extra element of glam -- whether lace, sparkle, or a hint of skin. Brooding with pops of maroons and deep crimson, the collection had everything a woman would want to wear from oversized coats to pretty, delicate silk gowns.

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Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Models walk the runway at Oday Shakar fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 on February 10, 2017 in New York City.

(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Models walk the runway at Oday Shakar fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 on February 10, 2017 in New York City.

(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Oday Shakar Fall/Winter 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lecca

Designer Oday Shakar walks the runway at Oday Shakar fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 on February 10, 2017 in New York City.

(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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The floral elements of his embroidery lends a bit of a lightness the fall show, embodying that woman overcoming dark times. And anything that gives us a glimpse into warm, spring-y colors and patterns when it's 25 degrees outside will be one of our favorites of the day.

Since the collection is inspired by strong women, it's no surprise that Oday wants to dress more incredible women in the world. "I've always wanted to dress Queen Rania and I still want to dress Michelle Obama. I love empowering women, so anything I can do to do my part is a blessing."

And isn't that the best part of fashion? A perfect outfit makes us all -- men and women -- feel confident, empowered, and strong. There's nothing you can't conquer when you feel incredible.

When asked to describe the Oday Shakar woman in a few words, the designer told us "confident, educated, and stylish." Well here's to that.

Click through above to see the full collection.

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