Silk Charmeuse Beach Pajamas by Department of Curiosities
Two years ago marked a big step forward in my career- I moved to a new production space and showroom: Department of Curiosities. A collaboration with fashion designer Gerry Quinton and her line Morúa, our partnership has cautiously and lovingly evolved from a shared studio, to a shop, exhibition space, and most recently a collection of luxury, slow fashion lingerie. I can’t speak enough to the power of this collaboration–Gerry and I have very complimentary skill sets, and even more importantly when one of us falls, the other is there to lend a hand, offering encouraging words, technical support, a loan, or a trip to “horrible Joann” to pick up a yard of interfacing that we somehow always forget to order. (More on our collaboration is here in a wonderful, in-depth article in Frank Magazine.)
It’s no surprise that our first collection is inspired by the luminous women of the 1920s-1940s: strong women who were entering the work force in large numbers for the first time and running factories during WWII; the complicated, dark-yet-elegant women of film noir; and the liberated flappers of the 1920s.
We are thrilled to present this true labor of love. Created from Italian silks, the line features an exclusive print designed by renowned tattoo artist Esther Garcia of Butterfat Studios and is made to order in-house, in order to ensure the highest quality of production and that our pieces are ethically made. The collection will available for preorder on June 18–19th. As a show of gratitude to early supporters of local, American made fashion, the collection will be offered at special preview prices. Your support is crucial–preorders will help us to meet fabric minimums and to complete our e-commerce website. Thank you in advance!
Preview hours are:
Saturday, June 18th: 1–7 pm; cocktails 7–9 pm
Sunday, June 19th: 2–5 pm
& by appointment
3013 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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Silk/Cotton Longline Bra & Knickers in Dark Tropical, and Dressing Gown in Noir Tropical by Department of Curiosities