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10 years, 10 items. Suspender Clip

This month our “10 years, 10 items” feature presents the suspender clip detail.
Shortly put – suspenders are our thing. This one detail defined our brand from the very beginning. Why? Because we didn’t use it in the traditional way.Katwoman Suspender Top


 

Firstly, it was the Kristel Suspender Top – a jersey tank top with suspender clips. The item was fun, functional, sexy yet casual. Who knew the two latter could be in the same description. But for this top, this combination has worked from the very beginning. Of course, we didn’t stop with just the tank top, we’ve added many different fabrics and cuts to the range. The latest addition being the looser T-shirt version. And this month we have launched the 10th-anniversary version of this popular fit.
A white Suspender T-shirt with a fan Katwoman illustration by the very talented Kati Stimmer. This time the Katwoman character has a robotic feel about her. She is also very much into Audrey Hepburn.

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But suspenders defining our brand doesn’t stop there. In 2016 the gold suspender clip found its way to the bras and knickers, and not just as a gorgeous decorative element but as a very functional detail. You can easily unhook the bra straps and criss-cross them at the back.

Spiderweb Bra


 

The Spiderweb Suspender Bra with all black detailing has been my absolute favourite nursing bra. Of course, I didn’t think about that when I initially designed the bra but got really excited when one customer pointed the possibility out to me and of course had to try out myself. It’s cool when an item starts living its own life and just evolves into something totally unpredictable.

The Suspender Clip

It’s safe to say we’re obsessed with suspenders! Over the years it has become our signature detail and we’re always trying to figure out new (unexpected) ways to use it.

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The current season is no different as the suspender clip is definitely the star of the AW16 collection. We’re using it as a cool feature on the knickers and thongs. But it’s not only a pretty detail, it also has a practical function – the clips on bras, bodies and slips allow the straps to be worn two ways, straight over shoulders and criss-crossed on the back. Giving you even more options to style your outfits.

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The Suspender Story

Suspenders have been at the heart of the Kriss Soonik brand from the very beginning. But it has also become clear that we don´t use them like other lingerie brands would.

One of out signature pieces – the Kristel Suspender Top – is all about making the suspenders visible. It´s more about having the suspenders as a styling detail than a functional stocking holder. Wearing them casually on top of your jeans is anything but über sexy. It´s cool and unexpected.

And this was what took me on a journey to find other unexpected places for the suspender detail.

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In our AW15 collection the Claire top with the suspender and button combo made the first test result public. But already then I knew there could be more to it. After all, this combination works well for a top but not for a bra. So I kept on testing.

Finally the eureka moment dawned on me – you can attach the suspender clip to the metal ring. And voila! Our SS16 Spiderweb Suspender Bra was born.

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What´s great is that not only is it functional under clothes, you can also criss-cross the straps at the back, making the bra even more versatile.

Now that we´ve found this combination, we´re definitely not stopping there. Our AW16 collection is filled with gold suspender details for bras, bodies and slips. Here´s a little teaser what to look forward to 😉

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