SSIK Designs - The Art of Being Queer - Artist Feature

Tonight's queer artist feature is the amazing SSIK Designs



SSIK DESIGNS…

Silicone DRIP Art Fashion: alternative art fashion, costume and performance wear dripped in silicone rubber.


KRISTINA KISS…

a New York based designer and sole proprietor of SSIK Designs, a KUNT alt. label marked by unique application techniques using a medium that is not ordinarily utilized in fashion.  SSIK’s iconic silicone drips, methods of manipulation and attention to detail are key signatures to the brand’s aesthetic. 



Kiss used NYC's LGBTQ underground nightlife culture as a platform for her label’s success. After being immersed in this tight knit community surrounded by such inspiring creative creatures for so many years, she got used to throwing LEWKS every week...giving you scary sexy editorial PUNK. Hosting parties, posing for photos, hanging from swings, and performing on stage here and there became an amazing outlet and ultimately how she became her own brand’s muse.




Kiss consistently tested out weird new drippy nightlife looks on herself. It gave her an opportunity to evolve and perfect her art and really narrow in on the brands alt. edgy drip identity. inducted into


After being inducted into the Patricia Field Art Fashion Family, SSIK was given an amazing platform to show the world it’s DRIPS! With the help of the House of Field and the LGBTQ community, stylists, friends, performers and artists started reaching out for drips consistently. The high demand for commissions and the ongoing exposure through the Drag Community, musicians and performers has been so incredible the past few years! SO much more crazy shit to come…


As a graduate of NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Accessory Design, Kiss continues to drips in NYC’s downtown East Village.


SSIK is currently represented by NYC’s fashion/stylist legend Patricia Field at her Art Fashion Gallery shop in Lower Manhattan alongside an amazing group of other well-known art fashion artists (SHOP SSIK FOR PATRICIA FIELD). SSIK is also affiliated with many of NYC’s longstanding LGBTQ nightlife icons such as Susanne Bartsch, Lady Fag & Amanda Lepore as well as countless performers, musicians and other fellow artists.


Most recently our SSIK Drips were debuted on Lady GaGa’s in her new“Rain On Me” music video featuring Ariana Grande as well as her new Chromatica Printed Album Art!




One of our more iconic looks that put SSIK on the map in the Drag Community was our oil slick mermaid drip fantasy look on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season10 winner Aquaria – an amazing collaboration with Aquaria and fellow NYC designer Hana Quist.



SSIK drips have been debuted for the first time on the big screen in 20th Century Fox’s The Greatest Showman in Dec. 2017 followed by custom drip commissions styled in Fox’s TV Series Gotham in Jan. 2019.


As seen on RuPaul’s DragRace Queens:

Aquaria

Shuga Cain

Scarlet Envy

Trinity Tuck

Brita Filter

Jan Sport


As seen on Performers/Musicians/Nightlife Icons:

Lady Gaga

Debbie Harry

Billy Porter

Neil Patrick Harris

Amanda Lepore

Susanne Bartsch

Echo Black

Danny Blu

Jonte Moaning

Peaches

Quincy


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