Art was the inspiration behind Rahul Mishra’s Fall 2017 collection—namely the work of French Neo-Impressionist painter Paul Signac who helped to develop pointillism. That influence rendered itself in landscape-embroidered knits, bombers, and ball gowns, and feather embellishment layered over stripes.

Graphic, colorblocked stripes played on functional yet fun button-front shirts, ankle-grazing dresses that screamed Summer, athleisure-perfect cropped hoodies, and flowy maxi skirts with sheer panels.

Fruit print designs spoke to an everlasting fashion trend and definitely felt more right for a season speaking to warmer temperatures than that of Fall. Nevertheless, a check print top and cropped trousers with ruffle detailing were beyond adorable, while a bomber in the same yummy pattern could easily be worn over a form-fitting dress or boyfriend jeans, with ease.

The way Mishra played with stripes was really fresh and playful, whether it was layering them under statement-making dresses, juxtaposing them with gingham and colorful pointillism-inspired landscape prints, or utilizing them on a sexy peplum top.

Thoughts on the latest from Rahul Mishra?