All the Tokyo girls say kawaii…

While in Tokyo I met up with many interesting and inspirational women. So as part of our Tokyo month, here are flash interviews with 2 trend-setters in the Tokyo fashion lingerie scene.

Miss Sato is the Head Buyer at Opaque department store where we hosted the #ksworldtour 5th birthday party.

What do you think why do Opaque customers like Kriss Soonik?
In Opaque’s lingerie corner beautiful lace is popular.  Within that group, Kriss Soonik lingerie’s lace is luxurious while being casual; it is of quite exquisite design. At a price point of 10,000 yen, her triangle shaped bras are not too expensive, so they are also at quite a good price point. Opaque sells clothing as well as lingerie, and her lingerie is popular among fashionable shoppers.

What are your best-sellers from the Kriss Soonik collection?
In the 2013 Autumn/Winter collection the exclusive, Opaque-only cream colour items were fast-sellers.
 
What´s your personal favourite piece from the collections and why?
My favorite item is the Susan Motion Body.  It’s in fashion every season.  It is often difficult to sell ordinary or plain bodysuits but the body is quite fashionable; therefore it is easy to sell. The comfortable lace and elegant details make it feel feminine and fashionable.

Opaque Head Buyer Miss Sato wearing the Kriss Soonik Japan Exclusive Cream Susan Motion Body
Opaque Head Buyer Miss Sato wearing the Kriss Soonik Japan Exclusive Cream Susan Motion Body

Yoshie Kawahara is a lingerie journalist. I met Yoshie for the first time at the Paris trade show when the brand had just turned 2 – so a very long time ago! In addition to writing for lingerie publications, Yoshie writes a very popular lingerie blog on ELLE Japan Online.

What are your top 3 favourite places in Tokyo?
1. BeautyApothecary @ ISETAN(B2F) – I love organic and natural cosmetics. The floor carries cool cosmetics.

2. TAIWAN KAISEN – It is a traditional Chinese restaurant. I can eat rare Chinese medical one-pot dishes there! A great way to re-charge my batteries.

3. TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM – It has an Art Deco style interior and a relaxing garden.

Where´s the coolest place to buy lingerie in Tokyo?
OPAQUE department store at Marunouchi and ISETAN department store at Shinjuku.

What do you think why do Japanese women like Kriss Soonik?
Kriss Soonik has two opposite faces – Sexy and Cute, Feminine and Provocative, Fashionable and Playful.

What´s your personal favourite piece from the collections and why?
I love the Kristel Turtle Neck Suspender Top. I bought it! My style is casual and the top puts a sexy influence to my casual fashion. I love to coordinate the top with skinny denim trousers.

Great memories from the party. Yoshie on the right.
Kriss with Yoshie on the right and Yoko from The Style Insight at the Tokyo party.