Born in 1977 in Brussels, Christian moved to Antwerp in 1996 to study fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating in 2000 he is the laureate of the leading competition for young designers "Festival de Hyères", where he wins the Grand Prix and start selling his collection to stores like Colette, Pineal Eye, Via Bus Stop and Henri Bendel. After working for Dries Van Noten in Antwerp and Angelo Tarlazzi in Paris, he launched his own brand in 2003.
Presenting his collection twice a year during Paris fashion week, he has been granted many prestigious awards as the Swiss Textiles Award (2005) and the Andam Prize (2006). He draws inspiration from surrealism, dada and African folk art and is especially praised for his knitwear research and for his feminine and poetic style. Since the start of the brand Christian Wijnants has been carried by many prestigious stores worldwide as Le Bon Marché, Colette, Maria Luisa, Jeffrey, Penelope, IT Honk Kong, United Arrows, Club 21, Beams, Midwest, Belinda, Podium… Since 2005 Christian is teacher at the Royal Academy in Antwerp.