“Underwear to Outerwear’ as a statement doesn’t really cover it, it’s less about exposure and more about exploring your individuality and not being restricted by an ‘underwear’ label.”
– Sian Thomas, What Lies Beneath
Kriss Soonik [son-ik] launched her first collection in 2008 introducing her signature talent for giving the “underwear as outerwear” concept a fresh and modern twist. When the traditional approach has been about corsets as eveningwear Kriss Soonik has started a new wave – wearing velour gowns to a chic Sunday brunch.
There is no better word to describe Kriss Soonik’s creations than with the term loungerie – the perfect mix of luxe loungewear and lingerie blurring the boundaries with fashion. It’s not cute and sweet, it’s sexy and powerful. It is loungewear with an edge.
With stockists and fans worldwide the London based designer never fails to produce a collection that is fiercely contemporary yet nostalgic. Over the years she’s taken inspiration from Manga comics, superheroines and cult film figures to challenge the traditional attitudes associated with lingerie and loungewear. All of her designs are finished with the trademark cat or beautifully plump bow in patent leather, satin, silk or perhaps chiffon.
Born in Tallinn, Estonia, Kriss stands by having all of her designs made in her native country and produced from the finest materials she sources from across the globe.
Producing two collections a year, Kriss designs with the understanding that all women can be superheroes. This is lingerie and loungewear that empower, inspire and break the rules.