We have all come to appreciate simplicity in the last few years. But for Antwerp-based designer Christian Wijnants, it is more than a point of admiration, but a necessity.
Playing with feminine silhouettes and fluid prints, the eponymous label is a breath of fresh air–sometimes literally. On a quest for deeper meaning and connection, the designer’s most recent collections have been inspired by the healing qualities of the natural world. Step into the world of Christian Wijnants, a place where artisanal meets contemporary, in a fashionable and unforgettable way.
Dynamic styles and sharp cuts mark their aesthetic. On the side of modernity, cropped tanks and boxy suits serve as the feature. On the classical side, explore free flowing maxis, sculpted dresses and draping kaftans which steal the limelight.
Knitwear has always remained a focus for the designer. Inspired by the look of a spider’s web, this knit dress is edgy and intricate. Many pieces are delicately handmade into a celebration of crotchet.
Wijnants has an appreciation for organic materials. Honouring the fabric, mono materials such as silk, organic cotton and linen are used to design the collections.
While the material makes their garments easy-to-wear and comfortable, the colour palette adds a touch of edgy-cool style to it. Assertive vibrant colours such as tangerine, purple, bronze and forest green meet more neutral tones like white, lilac, blue and beige to create pieces that speak for themselves.
A Stop In Antwerp
The award-winning designer began his fashion journey in 1996 as a student of the Royal Academy of Fine Art. It is here where his passion for innovative knitwear was born. After some time at Dries Van Noten, the ready-to-wear label was launched in 2003.
If you are travelling to Antwerp, and want to experience the magic of Christian’s designs you must stop at his flagship store. Shop a range of sensual minimalism and experience elegance and luxury.