Christian Wijnants
By Joanna Manganaro

GOOD SPORT Paris: Having recently won the coveted Woolmark Prize, Belgian designer Christian Wijnants is one of Paris Fashion Week’s most promising new talents. …

Feb 28, 2013
/

Christian Wijnants F/W 2013
Like

Christian Wijnants F/W 2013

GOOD SPORT
Paris: Having recently won the coveted Woolmark Prize, Belgian designer Christian Wijnants is one of Paris Fashion Week’s most promising new talents. Appropriately, his fall collection was based on knits, of both the fully-fashioned and cut-and-sew varieties. Elasticized drawstring waistbands, zip closures, and heather grey jersey implied an activewear inspiration, while coats with drop-waisted self-belts had a Japanese feel. Wijnants used outsized proportions and prints to make the relatively simple pieces stand out. Sweaters featured extra-wide, rounded sleeves, and cardigans often extended to mid-calf. Motifs included both humble tie-dyed varieties and techy, overlapping digital prints. The designer pieced together disparate texture patterns with solid panels for his final passage. In all, the offering was strong and proved Wijnants is one to watch. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Oversized / Slouchy / Long layers / Rounded / Long over short

Color: Ivory / Concrete grey / Taupe / Mustard yellow / Black / Emerald / Cinnamon / Burnt orange / Charcoal / Heather grey / Optic white

Key Items: Oversized cardigans / Drawstring-waist shorts / Chunky funnel-neck sweaters / Pieced dresses / Kimono-inspired robes

Materials: Chunky yarns / Fine-gauge jersey / Sweatshirt jersey / Felted wool / Cloqué / Textural tweed / Chiffon / Wool crepe / Fluid silks

Print + Pattern: Tie-dye / Texture motifs / Superimposed digital images

Details + Trim: Large rounded sleeves / Funnel necks / Self-belts / Elastic waists / Drawstrings / Fringe trim / Pleated trim / Piecing / Asymmetrical hemlines / Attached capes

Accessories + Footwear: Lace-up ankle boots / Peep-toe lace-up ankle boots

View in RUNWAY: QUICK LOOK


Subscribe to WGSN

blog_ad4
Request a demo to experience WGSN.

Related stories

10 photos
Michael Kors Transeason 2017: The rise of the Boomerang dress

4 photos
This is how your jeans will look come summer 2018

1 photo
Peter Dundas Departs Roberto Cavalli

6 photos
Get your denim & coffee fix at 1Denim's new brick and mortar store

5 photos
The Beauty-Full Week: Top five looks from Milan and Paris Fashion Week SS17