Chicago Magazine Feature



Screen shot 2015-03-02 at 11.10.02 PMChicago Maga­zine just published a great arti­cle about the ethos behind Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties, the boutique/production space shared by Produc­tion Mode and Morua.

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.

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If you’re in Chicago, please stop in for a visit–we love for people to see where and how our cloth­ing is made!