More than 200 garments, each technically and creatively ground-breaking, will feature from Friday at the Museum of Brisbane’s latest exhibition, The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive.
The exhibition, open from November 23 to April 22, 2019, showcases the most daring technical innovations, fabric and embellishment choices of the fashion house over its 28 years and will be complemented by sketches, accessories, samples, look books, photographs, interviews and anecdotes from the designers.
The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive also reveals the leading role Easton Pearson played at the forefront of slow fashion and ethical manufacture, working closely with artists, artisans and workshops across India and Vietnam to ensure good conditions, fair pay and respectful collaborations.
With more than 3,300 garments and more than 5,000 objects, accessories and ephemera, this is the largest collection from a single Australian fashion house held by a public art gallery or museum.
“From their base in Brisbane, Easton Pearson took their unique designs to the world, showing in Paris from 1997 and stocked by Browns in London, New York’s Bergdof Goodman, L’Eclaireur in Paris, Joyce in Hong Kong and David Jones across Australia, as well as Japan, Italy and the Middle East at the brand’s height,” Museum of Brisbane Chair, Sallyanne Atkinson AO said.
Lydia Pearson & Pamela Easton
“Through their bright, boldly-patterned and eclectically embellished designs, they invited women across the globe to enjoy our beautiful Brisbane lifestyle and developed a cult following that continues today.”
Easton Pearson have been described as storytellers of Australian fashion. Their unique style references art, travel, film, literature and music to create a bold aesthetic characterised by daring patterns, innovative materials, meticulous techniques and a sustainable ethos , MOB Director, Renai Grace said.
The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive is a fabulous fashion wonderland, ready to be explored from Friday. This exhibition will be inspirational for lovers of fashion and a treasure chest of knowledge for those wanting to know more about the role of fashion in art and culture.
Congratulations to the Museum of Brisbane team on bringing together a spectacular exhibition. Make sure you visit and don’t forget to explore the accompanying program of classes, events and children’s workshops, see the website link below.
The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive
Where – Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City Hall
When – 23 November 2018 to 22 April 2019
Tickets – Adults $12 & Concession $9 (Purchase tickets here)
Website – www.museumofbrisbane.com.au