10 years, 10 items. Susan Lace Body

We now have only 2 iconic Kriss Soonik styles left to share with you in our “10 years, 10 items” series.
And the star of November is the ultimate Susan Lace Body.

Kriss Soonik Susan Lace Body illustration by Kati Stimmer


 

I have never actually told the story how I got our French lace into our collections. I had a meeting at a very chic Parisian boutique, just next to Christian Louboutain. It was one of the first meetings I ever had. Still not sure where I got the courage from to go and show my collection, but there I was. The owner explored the items and told me, I like the body style but I will only buy it when you change the fabric, I don’t like this lace. I was shocked by her honesty but I was willing to do anything for her to buy. Deep down I
knew the lace was wrong.
So straight after our meeting I went to the fabric show and found us the lace from Jabouley that we’ve worked with since, and that has defined our collections. The shop never gave me an order. They closed soon after the meeting. But they helped me create a bestseller that has been hyped by so many women all over the world. So thank you!

Kriss Soonik Susan Body French lace close up


 

I fondly remember designing the Susan bodysuit. The first version had a frilly bottom, being very playful and cute. But I wanted something more practical, our customers wanted something more practical. So I removed the frills and made the style reversible.
That was a game changer. Later we also added a top version that became a huge hit in Japan.

Kriss Soonik Susan Body press clippings


 

The Susan is chic, practical, sexy, versatile. I have worn it so many times over the years. In a formal setting with a pencil skirt or casual with jeans, t-shirt and trainers. It just works and if we are talking about office to evening looks,
then Susan body is always your answer.

How to style Susan Body

Loungewear Stars

This Autumn we have added some long-awaited styles to our velour family. We decided to introduce them in two of our all time best-selling velour colours – navy & grey. Next to a brand new and vibrant yellow.

First up is the long-sleeve version of our bestselling Diana Wings Wrap. The Getter Wings Wrap has been a sought-after style of our customers for years. For our 10th anniversary, we finally brought that idea alive. On top of having more coverage on the arms, the length of the wrap is slightly longer as well.


 

Belle Shorts & Dee Trousers are a match made in loungewear heaven with our Wings & Heart Sweatshirts. Perfect for those cold evenings to comfily snuggle up. And what’s even more fun you can mix and match different colours or just go all out in one matching shade.


 

Wings Hoodie has been a huge hit in Tokyo. Initially exclusive to Japan, we decided to add a beautiful navy version also to our website.
It’s on-trend and oh so comfy.

 

10 years, 10 items. Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top

We are still celebrating 10 years of Kriss Soonik. Three last festive months left and the next iconic style in our “10 years, 10 items” series is the one and only Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top.


 

My absolute all-time favourite piece from our collections – the turtleneck version of our best-selling Kristel Suspender Top – just ticks all the right boxes.

Figure-enhancing fit, the soft Italian anti-pilling viscose next to your skin. 3/4 length sleeves and a turtleneck hide, while the suspender details bring a sexy element to the mix. The cutout on the back or in the front (Kristel is reversible) with a satin bow takes the glamour levels up. And the tiny satin bows on the garters seal the deal.

Kristel Turtleneck


 

With some styles, the design never falls in place. You try and you try, and it just won´t work. But with the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top everything immediately fell in place. The beauty of the style is that it´s simple and elegant. I love how it´s not a revealing style, it´s extremely modest. But that´s what makes it mysterious and extra sexy.

It´s been our most sought-after style. The stories about how people find us are quite remarkable. After seeing a picture online of the top, not knowing who the designer is, some journeys have taken years. You just can´t walk into an H&M and buy a similar top. This is a true, original Kriss Soonik piece. One design that I´m most proud of.

White Show in Milan

Milan

In September we participated at one of the biggest trade shows in the world of fashion – White. Taking place during Milan Fashion Week, for us it turned out to be a nostalgic trip. It was exactly 10 years since our first ever trade show in Firenze. In 2009 when I was just launching the brand, I got invited to show our collections next to some of the most amazing lingerie brands at the time. I made friends for life and got a mentor for the tough journey ahead. Thanks, Chloe!!!

This time we were next to the most amazing fashion brands in the world. Our mix of lingerie and RTW sure stood out and got the attention we were hoping for. Being part of the Estonian showcase we got to be next to some of the best brands – August, Lilli Jahilo, Kristel Kuslapuu, Tanel Veenre & Triinu Pungits. Thank you Fashionavant for the invite!

Thanks also to our small and mighty teammy husband Kristo and baby Karl were both there to make the show a success.
Here’s a little gallery from the time there.
A presto Italia!

10 years, 10 items. Alison & Piret Bras

Next up are two bras from our lace classics mix & match range. For us it all started with the Silvia Lace Triangle Bra. It was new, unique and fresh to the market. Then came Alison for the AW14 collection and years later we added Piret. Finally a perfect range of soft cup bras.


 

When Silvia is more for the A & B cups, then Alison fits best on a B & C and Piret is perfect for a C or D cup. All bras are made from our Classic French lace, have the signature wide elastic underbust and are decorated with satin box bows in the front. Both with the Alison & Piret Bra, even though they are soft cup bras they still fit comfortably on bigger busts. The adjustable wide straps along with the elastic offer great support and the cuts really compliment a fuller chest. As with everything else, these delicate bras are handmade in our Tallinn studio.

Bras


 

Women often think these are the special occasion bras but that is not true at all! These bras are made to be worn every day and not meant to be hidden at the back of the drawer. They have the comfort factor, sexiness and fit to cheer up your day. When you put them on in the morning you’ll feel glamorous, during the day you won’t even feel that you’re wearing a bra and in the evening who knows what happens 🙂

Striped Velvet

A new season has started and I´m still obsessed with velvet and its deep richness. For our AW19 collection, I found this beautiful mesh with velvet stripes from one of our existing suppliers at the London fabric show. I immediately knew that it would look incredible for our lingerie shapes.


 

In deep black, it´s a modern range that combines simplicity with elegance. The range includes a soft triangle bra, knickers and a bodysuit with suspender clips, and a new additionlong-sleeved bra top. All pieces you feel super comfortable in and just won’t stop wearing.


 

The new Eva Bra Top is most definitely highlight of the range. It is so great for layering. You can transition your favourite Summer dresses into Autumn by adding the top underneath. Or just rock it as a bra. The wide elastic underband offers enough support and the deep neckline creates the most flattering silhouette.

Behind the scenes: AW19

Kriss Soonik

Yesterday we shot our beautiful new Autumn/Winter 2019-20 collection called “A Silver Lining”. It was really exciting because the theme was festive and fun – the perfect way to end our 10th anniversary year in style. The collection will be launching from September but here´s a behind the scenes first look at some of the new pieces. You can expect to see our lingerie, lounge and ready-to-wear pieces in luxe velvet and lace as well as cosy velour. Colours are classic black, light grey, navy and a very bright yellow. Join us below to see all the fun we had while shooting the campaign and look book!

And a huge thank you to our amazing team!

Photographer: Sandra Palm
Stylist: Johanna Eenma
Hair & Make – up: Nele Pandis
Model: Kevad Belle Saarepera (AL Model Management)

10 years, 10 items. Bridget Body

Up next in our “10 years, 10 items” project is the timeless & sensational Bridget Bodysuit. Bridget is one of the highlights from our Classic collection, a style that has been with us from the very beginning of our journey that started 10 years ago.

Bridget Body


 

What makes this bodysuit special? The combination of sporty and sexy. The frilly French lace bottom detail adds spice to the comfy jersey bodysuit. The frou-frou detail is well hidden and only the wearer knows when to reveal it. Or not. Thanks to the anti-pilling viscose jersey the garment feels like a second skin. Bridget Body is cut to enhance the female shape – it really fits like a glove! The body also features our signature details like the keyhole and satin bow on the back.

Bridget Body


 

As the shape of the bodysuit is slim we recommend to wear it with something slightly oversized. It’s always fun to play with proportions! Throw our Katwoman Print Jacket on with the body or pair it with wide-leg trousers.

Named after my dear friend and PR extraordinaire Bridget. The style is feminine, sexy and fierce just like her namesake.
Like all our pieces, Bridget is hand made in our Tallinn studio with extra attention to detail.

Bridget Body

Sale Highlights

It’s our annual SUMMER SALE time! For half the price you can snap up beautiful lingerie, lounge and ready-to-wear pieces. Here are some of the sale highlights that we are most excited about.


LINGERIE

Delicate lace lingerie, our signature from the very beginning, has always been a firm sale favourite. The feminine lilac and electric blue are two that really stand out. If you don´t own any Kriss Soonik underwear, then this is what you should try now with prices 50% off.


LOUNGEWEAR

Customers really love our wings -they are really popular in our loungewear collection. Now you can get the beautiful raspberry rib jersey range with French lace wings -50% off. Wings are rarely on sale, so grab them if you can.


READY-TO-WEAR 

Another signature in our collections – the lace top – is the ready-to-wear highlight of our sale. Wearing them with jeans for a cool weekend look or dressing them up for the office with a smart pantsuit, sheer tops are really on trend.

10 years, 10 items. Nele Dress

Introducing our next design in the “10 years, 10 items” project – it´s the Nele Dress! How did a one-year-old design make it to the top 10 list of pieces that define the Kriss Soonik brand? It´s simple. Not only did the Nele Dress become an instant hit with our customers but it also marked a rise of the RTW side in our collections.

Nele Dress


 

Nele is named after our make-up artist extraordinaire Nele Pandis who is responsible for many of our models looking extra glam. It was exactly the effortless style that connected the dress to the girl. Nele Dress just simply is the easiest thing to wear. You can dress it up or just keep it super casual. The midi-length and slightly A-line cut of the dress make it timeless whereas the ruched waist enhances curves.

Nele Dress


 

For now the Nele Dress comes in two variations. A sleeveless version made of soft modal jersey with a V-neck and a short sleeves option made of sultry velvet. The dark grey jersey version is definitely our go-to dress for the summer. And it works magic with the new TOKU x Kriss Soonik sandals. As all our items, the Nele Dress is beautifully crafted in our own studio in Tallinn.

Nele Dress