Production Mode Summer News

Produc­tion Mode Summer News & Events
100% Wool Felt Top & Vegetable Tanned Leather Skirt by Produc­tion Mode. Photo by Jenni Hamp­shire.

Department of Curiosities Open House

Come join us tomor­row for an Open House at our showroom/production space, Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties! The Produc­tion Mode line will be on-hand and for sale along with our new collec­tion of luxury slow fash­ion lingerie and night­wear, Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties, which we design in collab­o­ra­tion with Gerry Quin­ton of Morua. The DOC line will be avail­able for one final day of special preview pric­ing.

Open House
Satur­day, July 30th
2–6 pm at Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties
3013 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647


Produc­tion Mode vegetable tanned leather jacket featur­ing print designed by Paula J. Wilson. Photo by Sarah Ann Wright of model Miss Deadly Red.

Production Mode + theWit 

During the month of August, Produc­tion Mode we will be setting up shop at  theWit Hotel. TheWit Hotel is located at 201 N. State St. in Chicago’s down­town Loop. Boutique hours are W-F 2–7 pm and Sat 12–7 pm.

We end August with our first Fash­ion Show, at ROOF, the beau­ti­ful atrium space atop theWit Hotel. Sip a cock­tail and enjoy the work of Produc­tion Mode and Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties against the back­drop of Chicago’s grand skyline.Save the date: the show will be on Thurs­day, August 25th at 7 pm. Space is limited so we recom­mend arriv­ing early.

Produc­tion Mode designer Jamie Hayes at Chicago’s Horween Tannery
Inter­view with Trusted Clothes
Trusted Clothes, an orga­ni­za­tion dedi­cated to link­ing people, brands, and orga­ni­za­tions that are ethi­cal, envi­ron­men­tally friendly, and health conscious, recentlly published an in-depth inter­view on Produc­tion Mode designer Jamie Hayes. To learn more about our process and ethos, read the arti­cle here.
Yarn on the warp at the Weav­ing Mill for Produc­tion Mode’s next collec­tion
Produc­tion Mode Fall 2016 Collec­tion Coming Soon! Stay tuned for the launch of Produc­tion Mode’s next collec­tion, made of a custom wool/cotton fabric, based on sketches by artist Nuria Montiel, as inter­preted by the Weav­ing Mill, a new small-scale mill down the street from Produc­tion Mode in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neigh­bor­hood. Nuria’s sketches were inspired by the weav­ings from the Bauhaus move­ment, and Peru­vian and Mexi­can textile tradi­tions. This month we’ll be devel­op­ing the line at our pop-up at theWit Hotel. Stop by and watch it come together. And stay tuned for our launch date, some­time in the Fall of 2016.