A little context on the genesis of D.O.C.: for years Gerry Quinton (designer of Morua) and I dreamed of sharing a studio. Finally when she moved back from England at the end of 2013, we began to look for spaces. We found so much more than we bargained for–not only a studio, but also a storefront, and thus, D.O.C. was born.
Over the past year, the space and concept have taken shape slowly, as time and money would permit. First, we had to find our aesthetic–separate from our two very different lines. Second, we had to furnish the store–mainly with a lot of sweat equity and with help from our very generous and handy friends and neighbors. Next came our launch party in late January, celebrating our respective lines and our now-presentable space. Now we are creating under the D.O.C. name as well as under our respective labels. We hope to launch our first collaborative collection in August of 2015. In the meantime, we’ve expanded to Fridays from 12–7 pm (as well as by appointment). Additionally, we’re beginning to host events. Our first will be a pop-up shop on Sunday, March 22nd from 1–5 pm featuring the work of Hunter Gatherer, Damon Locks, Etta Kostick Jewelry, and Territory Design.
If you’re in Chicago, please stop in for a visit–we love for people to see where and how our clothing is made!