10 years, 10 items. Wings Swimsuit

With the launch of this year’s beach collection, we have picked the Wings Swimsuit as the next Kriss Soonik signature in our “10 years, 10 items” feature.

Wings Swimsuit


 

The Wings Swimsuit was born for the Spring/Summer 2015 collection when our first swimwear range got launched. The wings were not a new concept for us as it had been gracing our Diana Wings Velour Wrap for a few years already. As with the wrap I didn’t want the lace wings to just be hidden at home, then the swimsuit was even more perfect to flaunt in front of everyone on the beach or at the pool.

Wings Swimsuit


 

Before I ended up with wings, I played with many shapes. But the wings just stood out from all the others. The French lace wings are made completely by hand in our studio in Tallinn. Our seamstress extraordinaire Ilona has become quite a master in sculpting them over the years.

Wings Swimsuit


 

But noteworthy is also the material the swimsuit is made of. Originating from Italy, it’s really strong, stretchy and tucks everything in nicely. It’s made with UV UPF 50+ for that extra sun protection.

Wings Swimsuit is the perfect Kriss Soonik piece. It’s classic yet cool, it celebrates the female form and delivers you the unexpected.

Katwoman Print

 Beginning of the year, to start our 10th birthday celebrations we launched our signature cat logo tulle fabric. This marked the start of a special year with extra special releases. Now we are proud to introduce you our second limited edition fabric with an original Katwoman Print.


 

When the cat logo fabric was sheer and floaty then I wanted to add an opaque, non-transparent fabric to the mix. Something that would be ideal for Summer dresses and beach cover-ups. A fabric that would be ideal to mix and match with our lingerie inspired items.

The Katwoman print was born in collaboration with our illustrator extraordinaire Kati Stimmer. She is the creator of our Katwoman Alphabet that’s decorating our best-selling T-shirts. We wanted to take the character to another journey, including her in a subtle, a bit robotic way between the stripes and curves of the pattern.


 

The Katwoman pattern has been printed on the sustainable Tencel fabric in Portugal. For me it was important to find a fabric that’s easy to wear, easy to take care of and would be responsibly sourced.
Lyocell, better known as Tencel, is a fibre made from the wood pulp of trees that are grown and replaced on specialized tree farms. Unlike most cellulosic fabrics, Tencel is produced using recyclable, Earth-friendly solvents.
This eco fabric has natural breathability and 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton so it’s an ideal addition to a Summer wardrobe.

So start preparing for the warmer days and check out our brand new Katwoman Print range here.


10 years, 10 items. Silvia & Maike

“10 years, 10 items” continues with THE signature lingerie setSilvia & Maike. A true classic in every sense – the fabric, the cut, the details. Silvia & Maike are utterly luxurious but in that understated cool way.


Silvia Bra & Maike Knickers is where it all started for the Kriss Soonik brand. If today you see triangle bralettes in every store, in every fashion show, then 10 years ago the scene was very different. All the brands were selling constructed bras, mainly padded or even push-ups. Then we came along with our soft cup bra. Our collection overall was more casual for a luxury brand, so we got away with it. And not only did we get away with it, we owned that piece. Our brand became known for that lace bra with the wide elastic.


The combination of bold wide elastic and delicate lace finished with a satin box bow makes the set both sexy and classic. The glamorous lace that truly defines these pieces comes from France. Like all our collections, Silvia & Maike are hand made in our Tallinn studio with extra attention to detail.


Over the years we have introduced many different colours of Silvia & Maike sets into our collections. Black being the firm bestseller, pastel colours like powder pink and lilac have proved equally popular as have electric blue and burgundy. We now have colours for each day of the week, so you can mix and match however you desire.


Wedding Belles

With the wedding season kicking-in, it’s the perfect time to show off our beautiful bridal selection. From lingerie to lounge to ready-to-wear we’ve got pieces suitable for the entire bridal party for every wedding-related event.


 

THE BRIDE

From the traditional bride to someone who prefers their special day to be a little more rock-n-roll – we’ve got you all covered. Our classic luxurious French lace Silvia & Maike set will be the perfect hidden layer. Whilst the Diana Wings Wrap will be there to cover you during all the important preparations. And don’t forget, we can get it monogrammed for you for free.


 

CHIC BRIDESMAIDS

Being a bridesmaid can be a lot of responsibility so you´ve got to relax and enjoy yourself when getting ready for the wedding. Dress comfy but dress with style in our Wings Sweatshirt or the new Heart Wrap while enjoying a glass of bubbly. And then turn up the glamour factor and wear the Susan Lace Top with an A-line skirt, killer heels and a big smile to the party.


 

STYLISH WEDDING GUEST

Tried and tested pieces that will get you noticed for all the right reasons. Pille Lace Top has a romantic feel to it. Pair it with a pencil skirt or tuxedo style pants for a modern tailored look. Kristel Polo Tank Top is the perfect piece to take you from day to night. Wear it with a sleek blazer and a pleated skirt. Don’t forget to finish your look with Kriss Soonik x Toku Sandals.

Amostyle x Kriss Soonik Collaboration

Amostyle by Triumph is one of the biggest players on the Japanese lingerie market with stores all over the country. We are honoured that they chose Kriss Soonik for their first major global collaboration. And with our 10th anniversary year, it couldn’t have come at a better time.

The journey to our first big collaboration started about 5 years ago when my design mentor and really good friend Sian joined Triumph as their Global Head of Creative Design. She mentioned that with our brand having so many fans in Japan, the collaboration seemed like a great fit. It sounded like music to my ears, a nice dream to have.

And then it all escalated about a year ago when Vikki joined the Amostyle team as Global Head of Creative Design.
When I had my first meeting with her I was panicking. What would I design? Can I design something that would appeal at such a scale? But after our meeting everything couldn’t have been clearer. All my ideas that had been hatching in my head by that point seemed to fit with their vision. Vikki is such a cool person and working with her and her team has been a dream!

In the Amostyle x Kriss Soonik collaboration I wanted to use all my design ideas that had been floating in my head but hadn’t found their way into our main collections. The designs were then put together with the immaculate manufacturing know-how of Triumph. When I received the first samples, I was amazed of the fit and quality. Plus they were so cute and comfy.

Throughout the collection we’ve stayed true to our feline feeling. The highlight of the collaboration for me is the PJ set with our catwomen pattern – great for inner- and outerwear. But also the push-up bra – a style you wouldn’t normally see in our main collections but works superwell for the collaboration.

The collection is now available on Amostyle website and Zalando in limited quantities.


 

10 years, 10 items. Kristel Suspender Top

To celebrate 10 years of Kriss Soonik we have selected 10 pieces that best describe the brand.
Over the next months we’ll be introducing you all these styles on our blog.

First up is the legendary Kristel Suspender Top, the piece that appeals to lingerie lovers and adventurous dressers alike. The tank top version launched with our very first collection and has stayed with us throughout the 10 years. When I designed it in 2009, it immediately became one of our bestsellers.


What makes it so unique?
The fit! It’s feminine, curve-enhancing, comfortable. The material – Italian anti-pilling viscose – is soft and feels like second skin. The suspender details make it unique and functional. The cutout on the back ( or in the front as Kristel is reversible) adds a contemporary twist to the tank top and the lux satin bow takes the glamour levels up.
It’s the ultimate comfort meets sexy!

Kristel Suspender Top

Kristel started as a tank top. But over the years we have played with different variations. One of the most popular is the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top – the Wintery version of the tank top. The newest addition is the Kristel Suspender T-shirt with a looser, more modern fit. During the 10 years, we have also experimented with various fabrics. Kristel has come in ribbed jersey, denim, fishnet and lace. And there’s many more to come…

*Illustration by Kati Stimmer

Kaubamaja Pop-Up

Our Valentine’s Pop-Up tradition continues. Just like the past few years, we have opened a little shop in shop at Kaubamaja Department store in Tallinn. This time however it’s extra special as we’re also celebrating the 10th anniversary of Kriss Soonik. The pop-up space is decorated with exclusive illustrations drawn by Kati Stimmer, forming a perfect backdrop to showcase the handpicked selection of products.  

You can find a range of lingerie, lounge and ready-to-wear items. Including the bestselling suspender tops and Heart and Wings Wraps. All perfect gifts for Valentine’s. But the highlight of the pop-up is undoubtedly our very own cat tulle fabric.

Don’t miss out! Kriss Soonik pop-up is open at Tallinna Kaubamaja until the 28th of Feb.

Spring fashion show

Last week we hosted a fashion show in snowy Tallinn. Our show was one of the highlights at Estonia´s top
fashion magazine Anne&Stiil beauty gala.

Among our Black Cat tulle collection, we presented pieces from our Kriss Soonik x Amostyle by Triumph collaboration and some unique one-off styles. We had such a great time on and off stage, so here´s a gallery of the show and all the backstage fun.


 


 

Thank you to our most gorgeous models who always make our shows so much fun!
Mari, Adeline, Ellu, Agne, Mona, Marleen, Marjasha, Britt – you rock my world!!

xx


 

WINTER SALE

Our semi-annual SALE is now in full swing. With so many styles up to -50% off, here´s a selection of our favourites right now.
 

Glossy Dreams

Our beautiful jersey range is now -50% off. It´s bold, sporty and on-trend. These items are really limited, so if they are gone, they are gone forever.


 

Piece of Love

You can now find our popular Heart range -30% off on sale! The beautiful flock-hearted tulle has become a true favourite with our fans, so it´s the perfect time to find your favourite from the range of lingerie and RTW.


 

All that glitters

And last but not least, the glamorous glitter tulle. It´s been one of our best-sellers for two Winters now. The RTW styles are perfect for layering with any outfit. Our tip? Add the glitter dress to a T-shirt and jeans to spice up your look.