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“And of course sometimes you try things with the machine and then you go to the producers and they tell you well, this was done by hand and it’s something we can’t do, technically,” Wijnants says. He finds that knowledge of these limitations can sometimes impede his creativity, which goes back to what the Royal Academy cautioned him and his parents about so many years ago. “My students are more free to create and find solutions when they don’t know the techniques. People who are too technically talented restrain themselves; I’ve noticed that sometimes I don’t try new things anymore when I know my producers will tell me they’re too complicated.” Pictured: Post-production swatches from the fall collection.