The Easton Pearson Archive is a collection of more than 3,300 signature garments from Brisbane’s most successful fashion house. Easton Pearson was created by Brisbane locals Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, who launched the label in 1988 and operated an increasingly international fashion business from our city until 2016. Their boldly patterned, colourful and embellished garments were seen on catwalks and showrooms throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, America and Australia. The Easton Pearson Archive was the subject of a major exhibition at the Museum in 2018.
The Easton Pearson Archive gift to Museum of Brisbane has been made possible by the generous support of Dr Paul Eliadis, a Brisbane-based philanthropist and patron of contemporary art and design. The Archive consists of more than 3,300 garments donated by Dr Eliadis through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts program in 2017. It is supported by more than 5,000 accessories, specification sheets, range plans, look books, photographs and other supporting materials donated by Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson in 2018.
People from around the world can experience the Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson Archive on Google Arts & Culture. More than 150 stunning images from this ground-breaking fashion collection are available, including details that reveal bespoke textiles and prints, international collaborations and meticulously designed garments.