The Story: Christian Wijnants started out working for fellow Belgian Dries Van Noten. Now a respected designer in his own right, Wijnants can be found at the best stores the world over.
We Swooned Over prints of Moroccan kasbahs and palm tree on jersey dresses.
Designer Quote: “The collection was inspired by a photography exhibition I saw about Congo. It showed old black-and-white pictures from the 1920s to the 1940s of traditional clothing with Western influences. Congo used to be a Belgian colony and this year they celebrated the 50th anniversary of their independence.”
Random Bits: Animal elements were used in prints and jacquard knits, but never too obviously.