Rahul Mishra likes to treat garments like canvases, this season re-creating artworks by the likes of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Signac, and exploring his passion for Pointillism — “the mother of pixels” — in silhouettes that fused together soft, sporty basics with his signature multicolor, hand-embroidered landscapes to create tiered ruffled skirts and oversize palazzo pants in men’s wear fabrics.

“Instead of using paint and brush, we use a simple thread and needle, and try to replicate those beautiful dots,” the designer said backstage.

The show had a playful effervescence to it, and some fun optical effects, but things got a little busy, and, at times, incongruous. The sporty side won; among the standouts were a black-and-white blouson mixing stripes with 3-D embroidered appliqués based on sunflowers, and sweatshirts that combined graph-checks and stripes.

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