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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

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.