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about the collection

ANNA BROWN is a creative studio and clothing line in Chicago. We design inventive, lasting, thoughtfully and respectfully made staples for modern life.

Based in a studio and showroom in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, the collection emphasizes layering, working against seasons and categories toward a more sustainable and rational mode of consumption and production. Entirely designed, cut, and sewn in Chicago, the collection features limited runs, which supports more environmentally sensitive production as well as responsible labor practices.

The workshop studio is open by appointment Monday-Saturday to shop the current collection and studio-only sale pieces and samples.

Walk-ins are always welcome.

Find us:
-in the studio at 1911 S. Racine Ave. in Chicago, open to the public by appointment
-in the webshop 24-7
-please contact us for other retailers.

Designer Anna Brown brings a background in art history and comparative literature to clothing design. Her collection research interests include historical menswear and workwear, twentieth century art and design, and the built environment and its interaction with nature. Her design practice is a maximal minimalism, which strives for clothing that creates a statement but yet never demands attention.

She was a designer in residence at the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s on State Street, 2014-17, and now has a studio in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.