Museum of Brisbane

Easton Pearson Archive

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The Easton Pearson Archive

Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson Archive is the largest textile collection from a single Australian fashion house held by a museum.

The Archive features the complete collection of internationally acclaimed fashion house Easton Pearson and comprises more than 3,300 signature garments, as well as accessories, original sketches, look books, ephemera and runway footage.

Easton Pearson, created by Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, was one of Australia’s most successful fashion houses. From the launch of the label in 1998 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.

Explore the Archive Online

Discover the Easton Pearson Archive through Google Arts and Culture. Explore the unique embellishment, design and garments in extraordinary detail through immersive technology.

Slow Fashion in a Fast Fashion World

Listen to the Podcast

Join Clare Press, Vogue Australia’s Sustainability Editor-at-large and author of Wardrobe Crisis for her interview with Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson. This episode explores the design and making processes that placed Easton Pearson as a pioneer of ethical production and slow fashion.

Support the Archive

Become a member of The Dress Circle to support the ongoing conservation, care and exhibition of the Easton Pearson Archive. The philanthropy of The Dress Circle is critical to the Museum’s efforts to share Easton Pearson’s extraordinary legacy with visitors from across the nation and the world now, and into the future. Learn more.

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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. 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.

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Image credits:
1 –  Collection Store, Easton Pearson Archive. Photo by David Kelly.
2 – Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive Exhibition. Film by Simon Woods.
3 – The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive. Photo by Jono Searle.