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