Fashion designer CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS presented the Fall Winter 2022.23 Womenswear Collection with a digital show, introduced during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. The collection is all about embracing warmth, and the feeling of resilience and serenity in a dormant state. Designer explores duality of fragility and strength, the beauty of vulnerability. For the collection, Wijnants was inspired by visions of contemporary painter Marlene Dumas and symbolist Belgian painter Fernand Khnopff.
Knitwear remains an integral focus. Various weights and shapes, from hand knits to intarsia knits to checked jacquards. Full look silhouettes in big chunky knits. Meticulous crotchet handwork, striking color blocked intarsia, grizzly textured boiled wool. Playful big fringes and wools with textured bouclé effect. Key take- away is a luxurious 15 ply cashmere sweater, covetable and inexplicably soft, almost like wearing a cloud. Cocoon sleeves and oversized shapes give a sense of warmth comfort, shelter and mystery. This season’s outerwear is a constant pairing of contrast and proportions. – from Christian Wijnants