Summer 2017 News & Events

Produc­tion Mode designer, Jamie Hayes, has been nomi­nated as “Best Local Fash­ion Designer” by the Chicago Reader.

Vote here through 6/12 at noon. Thank you for your support!

Saturday, June 24th: Open House & Trunk Show with Lill Street Jewelry & Ceramics

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Join us Satur­day, June 24th, from noon-5 pm at our showroom/production space, Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties for a trunk show featur­ing a curated selec­tion of contem­po­rary haute craft jewelry and ceram­ics from  Lill­street Gallery.  We’ll have liba­tions created and served by Mott Street.  In addi­tion, the Produc­tion Mode collec­tion will be on hand along with Morua and Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties, and as always, you can tour our produc­tion space and try on our wares. 


Open House & Lill­street Gallery Trunk Show
Satur­day, June 24th, noon- 5 pm
Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties
3013 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Production Mode’s New Collection Debuts on July 7th at Hyde Park Art Center!

MOVE/REPEAT: An Evening of Dance, Fash­ion, & Music

The new Produc­tion Mode collec­tion premieres Friday, July 7th, at Hyde Park Art Center with a dance perfor­mance chore­o­graphed by Anna Martine White­head, set pieces by Nuria Montiel Perez Grovas and live elec­tronic music by Damon Locks. The dancers will perform in the collec­tion.

The collec­tion features 5 custom textiles, made of felted merino wool/cotton woven in Chicago by the Weav­ing Mill in collab­o­ra­tion with Nuria Montiel. As always, the collec­tion is designed, cut and sewn in-house at our studio/showroom, Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties. Expect draped, wrapped, and twisted silhou­ettes, combined with soft, tailored pieces–blankets and wraps to cocoon in.


Friday, July 7th
Doors Open | 6:30pm
Perfor­mance Begins | 7pm sharp
Recep­tion + Trunk Show to follow perfor­mance

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615

Recent Press

Thanks to Culture Trip for featur­ing Produc­tion Mode designer, Jamie Hayes, as a Chicago-based designer to watch. And thank you, for watch­ing:) Read more here.


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Thank you to The Brval­ist for featur­ing Produc­tion Mode and for delv­ing into the roman­tic grit of Chicago’s Inde­pen­dent Fash­ion Scene. In Chicago, we are defi­nitely outside of the fash­ion system. I love that this arti­cle featured design­ers that acknowl­edge and embrace this outsider status. We do it by work­ing outside of the tradi­tional fash­ion calen­dar in a slow fash­ion model, making all of our work in-house at our Logan Square atelier. Read more about Chicago’s rich design land­scape here.