The International Woolmark Prize is a fashion design award that identifies the most important designers of the
future whilst highlighting the modernity of Merino wool within their collections. The initiative crosses borders
and cultures by recognising outstanding new talent from emerging and established fashion hotspots around
the globe including: Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East, USA.

Christian Wijnants is a 34-year-old designer based in Antwerp, Belgium. After graduating in 2000 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, he went on to win the Grand Prix at Festival de Hyères in France. Following this he started selling his collections in-store at Colette in Paris, Pineal Eye in London, Via Bus Stop in Tokyo and Henri Bendel in New York. After working as creative assistant for Dries Van Noten in Antwerp and Angelo Tarlazzi in Paris, he launched his own brand in 2003.

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