|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