Brisbane fashion house Easton Pearson was at the avant-garde of international fashion between 1998 and 2016. The label’s success hinged on the creative relationship between Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, whose unique ways of working fostered inventive designs and lasting collaborations while supporting ethical manufacture.
Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive presents the fantastical world of Easton Pearson, where both simplicity and detail shine, and artistry triumphs. It features a collection of Easton Pearson’s most vibrant designs, highlighting the staggering variety of patterns, colours and materials the label employed.
A touring exhibition organised by Museum of Brisbane (MoB), toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
‘The Easton Pearson Archive’ gift to Museum of Brisbane has been made possible by the generous support of Dr Paul Eliadis AM, a Brisbane-based philanthropist and patron of contemporary art and design. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. The Archive is complemented by supporting materials gifted by Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson. The Archive consists of more than 3,300 garments. It is supported by more than 5,000 accessories, spec sheets, range plans, look books, photographs and other supporting materials donated by Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson.