WIJNANTS1

2006

CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS

Born in 1977 in Brussels, Christian Wijnants graduated in 2000 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and was the laureate of the leading competition for young designers ‘Festival de Hyeres”.

After working for Dries Van Noten and Angelo Tarlazzi, he launched his own brand in 2003. Presenting his collection during Paris Fashion Week, he has been granted many prestigious awards as the Swiss Textiles Award (2005) and the ANDAM Fashion Award (2006).

He draws inspiration from surrealism, dada and African folk art and is especially praised for his knitwear research and for his feminine and poetic style.