SSIK: a juxtaposition of abstract art and alternative fashion with a focus on costume design and performance wear using art medium Smooth-On Silicone Rubber.
Kristina Kiss is a New York based designer and sole proprietor of SSIK Designs, a KUNT alt. label marked by innovative materials & unique application techniques. SSIK’s silicone drips, methods of manipulation & attention to detail are key signatures to the brand’s aesthetic.
Kiss used NYC's underground nightlife culture as a platform for her art...hosting parties, posing for photos and hanging from swings wearing her designs. Slowly it moved to styling artists and commissioning designs for performers, the list goes on.
As a graduate of NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in accessory design, Kiss currently resides, drips n' shreds in Manhattan’s downtown East Village.
SSIK has done various work with many influential New York fashion legends including Patricia Field and Susanne Bartsch as well as countless performers, bands and other fellow well respected designers.
SSIK has also made its first television and feature film debut in 2017 on FOX Network's STARS and 20th Century Fox's Golden Globe Award Winning film 'The Greatest Showman' now playing in theaters world wide!
Find what you love and let it kill you. (C. Bukowski)
Photo credit Citizen Chris.