Born in Brussels, Christian woved to Antwerp in 1996 to study fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Art.
His graduate collection won the Dries Van Noten Award for best collection in 2000. After graduation, Christian presented his collection at the prestigious Festival d'Hyères, where it was awarded the Grand Prix and bought by several stores including Colette in Paris. After a stint at Dries Van Noten, Wijnants launched his eponymous label in 2003, and today presents his collection on the official ready-to-wear calendar of ParisFashion Week, that is sold at boutiques and department stores worldwide.
His talent for vibrant, artisanal knitwear saw him win the 2013 International Woolmark Prize, the 2006 ANDAM Award, and the 2005 Swiss Textiles Award. Today his collection is sold in stores worldwide including Barneys, Harvey Nichols, Opening Ceremony, Tomorrowland and Bijenkorf.