Antwerp-based designer Christian Wijnants, who formerly assisted Dries Van Noten, is definitely a name to watch. His SS09 collection is based on images of landscapes that are distorted to form beautiful prints. Jersey, soft tailoring and knitwear are treated to give them an organic quality and the abstract patterns that are dyed and bleached into the fabrics appear to emphasise the natural, feminine lines. This is individual yet extremely wearable womenswear.
open front cardigan