The complete collection of internationally acclaimed fashion house Easton Pearson, comprising more than 3300 signature garments, was gifted to Museum of Brisbane by Brisbane philanthropist and contemporary art patron Dr Paul Eliadis.
Easton Pearson, created by Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, is arguably Brisbane’s most successful design company. From the launch of the label in 1988 to its close in 2016, Easton Pearson’s eclectic, boldly patterned and embellished fashions graced catwalks and showrooms across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, America and Australia.
The Easton Pearson Archive is the largest gift received by the Museum. A rotating selection of garments will be on permanent display in the Museum and planning for a major exhibition is underway for 2018.
Dr Eliadis gifted the Easton Pearson Archive to the Museum through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
People from around the world can now experience Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson Archive on Google Arts & Culture. Enjoy more than 150 stunning images from their ground-breaking collections, including detailed images that reveal bespoke textiles and prints, international collaborations and meticulously designed garments.