MOVE/REPEAT Collection Launch & Studio Open House

Photo by Sara Pooley of Emma Collins (L) in a Produc­tion Mode drop crotch jump­suit & Linda Pulik ® in the maxi tunic at our collec­tion debut perfor­mance
We invite you to the launch of our new collec­tion, MOVE/REPEAT, at our produc­tion space/showroom, Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties. The collec­tion will be avail­able for purchase at special preview prices as a thank you to early support­ers.

The collec­tion features textiles designed and woven in Chicago by our neigh­bors, The Weav­ing Mill. We spent over a year devel­op­ing the textiles, a felted merino wool/cotton blend, in collab­o­ra­tion with Mexico City-based artist Nuria Montiel. The result­ing weav­ings inspired by her draw­ings and art prac­tice.

We then devel­oped a collec­tion of wrapped and draped capes, tunics, hoods, and over­sized coats that cocoon and cloak the wearer. All items are designed, cut, and sewn in our Logan Square studio follow­ing a slow fash­ion model of ethi­cal produc­tion.

In July we debuted the work on dancers in a piece chore­o­graphed by Anna Martine White­head, with music by Damon Locks, and set pieces by Nuria Montiel at the Hyde Park Art Center.

We now are coming full circle to present the work in our work­shop, an inti­mate setting where pieces can be tried on and fitted at your leisure.

Also on view will be the first Produc­tion Mode Collec­tion, the full Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties collec­tion, and Morua corsetry and couture, all made in the Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties space.

Join us as we cele­brate the launch of our new collec­tion!


Collec­tion Launch/Studio Open House
Satur­day, August 19th, 2–8 pm
Depart­ment of Curiosi­ties
3013 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Produc­tion Mode warp getting ready to be put on the loom at the Weav­ing Mill. Photo still from the film “Floor­plan” by Julia Dratel.


Martine White­head (L) & Keyierra Collins ® wrapped in the “sketch” blan­ket created by the Weav­ing Mill to final­ize textile designs on the loom. Photo by Sara Pooley from the MOVE/REPEAT perfor­mance.



Photo by Sara Pooley of Keyierra Collins, Petty Crocker/Itunu Ebijimi, PM designer Jamie Hayes, & Martine White­head, and perhaps others in the knot … 🙂