Collection spring/summer 2018
While we’d typically encourage you to stop and smell the roses, Christian Wijnants’ floral SS18 silhouettes have a traffic-stopping effect of their own. This season, the talented Belgian designer opted for Persian-inspired florals to embody his breezy collections. The show opened with effortless ensembles, constructed with layered scarf-inspired panels for easy-yet-aspirational power dressing. An oversized pastel blue coat was adorned with white and metallic organza accents, with a flowy light lilac top and contrasting emerald trousers adding to the ethereal feel of the look. Slowly but surely, a monochrome colour scheme started working its way into the pastel-hued silhouettes, adding a more minimal approach to the collections. An airy midi-dress, complete with matching overcoat, ruled the runway, while a knotted scarf accent tied in the waist. Punctuated by unexpected twists, the collection featured elements of surprise such as gingham-printed co-ordinates and a complete ton-sur-ton denim ensemble with frayed decorative seams that provided a brief intermission in the otherwise floral-covered field.