Kristell Bannier studied design inParis and apprenticed at Véronique Leroy. After graduation, she went to London and joins the studio of David Koma and A.W.A.K.E. When returned in Paris, she integrates ATLEIN and Mugler in parallel of the creation of the corset line.
Kristell Bannier start her first corset collection in 2021 under the name of KRIBA based in Paris.
KRIBA’s essence it’s to adapt the historical garment in actual corset. The pieces are imagined to be layered outside, subverting them from underwear into outerwear. She uses menswear wardrobe details mixing with 70s bikers elements to explore the diverse language of the corset. The goal imagined is to empower the bodies rather than binding them. The material used in the pieces reinforced the outerwear side of the corset: traditional tailoring such as double wool crepe and flanelle pinstripe from Italy. The leather used is from 2nd hand and allow to use the benefit specialities of this material: durability and authenticity.