Museum of Brisbane

The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive

  • 23 Nov 2018 - 22 Apr 2019
  • 10am - 5pm daily, 7pm Friday nights
  • $12 ($9 Conc.)
  • Gallery 2 & Clem Jones Gallery

The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive features 200 garments selected in collaboration with designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion from 1989 – 2016.

The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive

The storytellers of Australian fashion, Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson’s unique approach referenced art, travel, film, literature and music  to create a bold aesthetic characterised by daring patterns, innovative materials, meticulous techniques and a sustainable ethos.

For the first major exhibition from Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson Archive, we worked together with Pamela and Lydia to select the designs they felt highlighted the greatest innovations of their design practice and to share the stories behind the evolution of each garment: the design process, techniques, collaborations, experimentation’s, successes and set-backs.

The garments will be showcased on more than 60 forms, alongside accessories, look books, sketches and range plans.

Slow fashion, sustainability, design practice and experimental future fashion will also form the basis of the exhibition’s public programs to begin in December.

Clare Press, Vogue Australia’s Sustainability Editor-at-large and author of the Wardrobe Crisis has interviewed Pamela and Lydia for a podcast to accompany the exhibition. Don’t forget your smart phone and headphones when you visit so you can tune in.

Every ticket sold to The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson supports the preservation of this important archive.

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