From the moment the first model walked out, it was clear why Christian Wijnants had just scooped up the prestigious International Woolmark Prize. The Belgian designer sent out a collection of voluminously sculpted knits — unicolored or shibori-dyed in zesty colors of tangerine and golden yellow. The chunky sweater dress that put Wijnants on the map was a show-stopper but it didn’t stop there. In an impressive display of technique, the designer proposed a series of layered looks fusing waistcoats with loosely belted wraps that looked fresh and modern, giving the clothes an insouciant air and the designer a round of applause.

From the moment the first model walked out, it was clear why Christian Wijnants had just scooped up the prestigious International Woolmark Prize. The Belgian designer sent out a collection of voluminously sculpted knits — unicolored or shibori-dyed in zesty colors of tangerine and golden yellow. The chunky sweater dress that put Wijnants on the map was a show-stopper but it didn’t stop there. In an impressive display of technique, the designer proposed a series of layered looks fusing waistcoats with loosely belted wraps that looked fresh and modern, giving the clothes an insouciant air and the designer a round of applause.

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