A Parade of Colors at Christian Wijnants Fall 22 – by Aybuke Barkcin

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Famous for his artisanal knitwear, Antwerp designer Christian Wijnants opted for chunky oversized knits for the cold seasons to come. The fall 22 collection was presented during Paris Fashion Week, with a short film which took place in a misty ambiance. In a cloud of smoke, the models appeared one by one displaying the cocooned fits and comfortable silhouettes.

The line-up was a feast for the eyes. Knitted fringes and bulky scarves moved with the body, bringing a feeling of lightness and freedom. The block of colors transitioned from one to another, like fluid paintings, forming sublime textures. Crochet tops, oversized knit ensembles, loose midi dresses, bulky puffer jackets, wide trousers, boxy menswear coats came in beautiful colors, with shades of violet, teal, green and white. Abstract prints on dresses, jackets and long shirts added a subtle rest to the eye-catching hues, while puffer bags came into sight like soft pillows, to match the tranquility of the cozy knits.



Aybuke Barkcin

Aybüke Barkçin is an art director, photographer, curator and writer that looks at fashion through the lens of political and societal dynamics. She completed her master's Creative Direction in POLIMODA, Italy and has a background in International Relations and Graphic Design. Her work can be found in her website: https://www.aybukebarkcin.com/