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.


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

Kriss’s 2018 Top 5

2018 has been an interesting year! We managed to launch some processes that I´d been dying to start for years. A year of a lot of firsts. For example, our first very own fabric and first RTW collection. Things are definitely changing and I am really enjoying the ride! Bring on 2019 and our big 10th anniversary!

From all my heart I thank all our customers for the love and support. It´s not an easy ride but because of all of you it´s so
much more fun! Thank you and have a fantastic 2019!

Here are my highlights of 2018.


 

La Foret Pop-up

One of the most memorable events in 2018 for me was our pop-up shop at La Foret Harajuku – one of Tokyo´s coolest department stores. This is the heart and soul of all cool things in this fashionable city, so being able to host a pop-up there was a dream come true.


 

Toku x Kriss Soonik Sandals

Our very own shoes! Another one of the firsts this year. We did a cool collaboration with Estonian shoe manufacturer Toku. This sandal design is very Kriss Soonik – the colours, the Marabou puff, the KS initials in soles. But also the amazing quality and comfort that the masters of Toku are able to provide, is pretty awesome. There are definitely more shoes coming!


 

Ulakas Kaunitar (Naughty Beauty) Collaboration

This year we created a capsule collection for our very first Estonian stockist – lingerie boutique Ulakas Kaunitar (Naughty Beauty).
It´s colourful, sassy and sexy, just like the boutique. It was so much fun designing it!


 

“Oh, Hello Boys!” campaign

Another first! A women´s lingerie campaign without any women in it. A photoshoot where the Kriss Soonik girl has this time stepped behind the camera to capture a few of our favourite things – lingerie, cats and gorgeous boys. I had been dying to shoot a campaign like this and our pre-birthday time seemed just spot on.


 

Our Black Cat Fabric

Our very own fabric! Gorgeous, delicate tulle covered with velvety cat motifs.
It took a long time to work out what I wanted from our first fabric but the result is just perfect.
Look out for more unique prints and cat motifs in 2019!


 

INSPIRATION: BRIGHT PINK


 

Summer is just around the corner, so it´s the perfect time to start updating our wardrobes. The one colour that´s always on trend for the warm weather is Bright Pink. The colour is already everywhere from London catwalks to the streets of Paris, so we decided to give it a try as well.


 

We styled our Glossy jersey Bright Pink pieces into everyday outfits. We decided to colour clash the Sian T-shirt with a red jacket and tone down the Krista Suspender Top with denim. Here´s what we cooked up.


 


 


 

HTW: SUSAN TOP IN TOKYO

Japanese girls know how to flaunt our pieces! Wearing them as part of their daily looks comes so naturally to them, every time I´m in Tokyo I just watch and learn. The best example of course is our shop staff at the latest La Foret pop-up. Meet Mai, Natsuki & Reina – the experts in wearing Kriss Soonik!


 

Susan Top

Susan Lace Top has become sort of a cult product in Tokyo. It´s cute, elegant, easy to wear. Over the years we´ve done them in many different colours. When the world loves the top in black then Japanese girls love all pastel colours as well. This season it comes in beautiful lilac.


 

The long-sleeved version of Susan Lace is a great transition piece from cold Winter months to warmer Spring days. It´s easy to layer and adds an immediate touch of elegance to any outfit.


 

Over the years we´ve also made the Susan Top in different fabrics exclusively for Japan. The most recent being Glitter Tulle and Hearts Tulle. This season we also played with the jersey fabric and the result is a supercute dress. Can be worn as a Summer dress or why not layer it like Mai over your jeans in Spring?


 

POP-UP: La Foret Tokyo


 

Yesterday we opened a pop-up shop at La Foret Harajuku – one of Tokyo´s coolest department stores. This is not our first pop-up at La Foret but this time we are just by the grand entrance. It can´t get any better than that!


 

The space was completely empty, so we had to create a Kriss Soonik world in a few hours.


 

The result is really beautiful! It´s elegant and cute. You can find our latest SS18 collection (some styles are already sold out!) here until Thursday 22nd March!


 

INSPIRATION: LILAC

If there is one colour this Spring that you should add to your wardrobe, then that colour is Lilac. I remember my grandmother wearing it when I was a child. For a long time in my eyes that meant it was a colour for grannies. Let´s say, I wasn´t a huge fan. But after a few trips to Tokyo, I started seeing it in a new light. And I guess the fashion world has done the same.
From catwalk to street, lilac is everywhere. You can find lilac lace also in our webshop just in time for the warm weather.
So get inspired and start preparing!


 


 


 


 

HOW TO WEAR: HEARTS

February is all about LOVE. That´s why this month I´m sharing my love for our new Pille Heart Top, Heart Dress and pink Pille Lace Top.


 

Pille Heart Top

With see-through garments, it´s all about layering. Pille Heart Top is perfect for the office look or a night out. You can tuck the shirt in or leave it out. The black velvet hearts make it equally cute and tough. Add a bit of animal print to make it extra photogenic.


 

Heart Dress

The Heart Dress is one of my all time favourite pieces! Sporty detailing mixed with delicate tulle makes it playful and elegant. It´s really easy to build an outfit with this dress. Here I´m wearing it on top of skinny jeans and our Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top. My smart-casual outfit du jour.


 

Pille Lace Top

As I keep mentioning – with sheer pieces it´s all about layering. So this time I put the Pille Lace Top under a smart, short-sleeved cardigan. The top adds colour and glamour to the outfit.


 

Visual Diary: Paris

I spent last weekend in rainy Paris. We were part of a showroom in the fashionable Le Marais neighbourhood showing the next Autumn/Winter 2018 collection to buyers from all over the world.

Doing big trade shows is usually very tiring and we don´t get to see daylight at all. But this time was more relaxed and I managed to even walk around Paris looking for inspiration. Here are some of the pictures I took during the trip. Enjoy!


 

SALE PICKS: LINGERIE SPECIAL

We really enjoy bringing you our how to wear posts. But this time we went back to basics and picked the sale favourites from our lingerie selection.


 

Ilona Bra & Maike Glossy Knickers

This lingerie set is for girls who want to show off but want to keep covered at the same time. The Ilona Bra gold suspender clip is a detail that just begs for attention.


 

Alison Lace Bra & Knickers

Well, puffs are like cats – everybody likes them (or at least wants to secretly pet them). This Alison set in lime green is a secret ego booster under your outfit.


 

Silvia Lace Bra & Maike Lace Knickers

One of the dreamiest sets from our classic lace rainbow range. These sets rarely make it to sale, so it´s a great opportunity to grab a Kriss Soonik signature.