RUNWAY REVIEW: CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS SS14
For his Spring – Summer 2014 collection, Christian Wijnants brought Somalia to Paris. Drawing inspiration from Islamic women who play basketball, Wijnants designed a collection comprised of slouchy, drapey sheer pieces that drew on femininity from a masculine perspective. The fresh-faced models looked like canvases for Wijnants’ design interpretation as they strutted down the runway made of sand. The stand-out look of the show was the relaxed, loose and not-so-short shorts complemented by geometric oversized boy-cut shirts. Comprised mostly of natural hues – white, grey, black and beige – Wijnants’ collection brought pops of color into several looks with a bold, head-turning cobalt blue which added a fresh element to the muted colors. As the collection rounded out, he gave us everything from boy-cuts to body-con dresses and explored the world in between the two. Blackstreet’s "No Diggity" played as the girls came out for their final walk which was truly a highlight of the season. Wijnant’s dynamic, explorative collection boasted looks for any warm weather occasion – even a (very chic) basketball game.
Photos by Andi Elloway