Born in Brussels, Christian moved to Antwerp in 1996 to study fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. His graduate collection won the Dries Van Noten Award for best collection in 2000. After graduation, Christian presented his collection at the prestigious Festival d’Hyères, where it was awarded the Grand Prix and picked up by stores including Colette in Paris, Pineal Eye in London, and Via Bus Stop in Tokyo. After working with Van Noten in Antwerp and Angelo Tarlazzi in Paris, Christian launched his eponymous label in 2003.
Wijnant’s collection is known for its rich, layered graphics and fresh colors and when translated into eloquent knitwear offer a play of authenticity and luxury. The winner of the 2013 International Woolmark Prize, the 2006 ANDAM Award, and the 2005 Swiss Textiles Award, Wijnant's elegantly draped fabrics and nature-inspired accents lend a whimsical feel to his collections.
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