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In the studio's development room, Wijnants’s inspiration board is the starting point for the mood and color palette of each season. Our visit was the first time he’d really talked about his ideas for fall/winter, even though the presentation was less than three weeks away. “I have a team but I don’t have a team of designers,” he says. “If I were the head of a house with 15 assistants, I would need to make it clear early on what the collection is about, but I can keep it secret, in a way. So I get a nice period of time to do research and look for inspiration. On the other hand it’s a bit scary, because sometimes you think: What am I going to do this season? Oh God, it’s just a white page, I can do anything!”