Photo: Carl Warner, Illustration: Stephen Mok
Donated by Dr Paul Eliadis AM through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2017
Easton Pearson Archive, Museum of Brisbane Collection
Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive
An exhibition by Museum of Brisbane (MoB)
Join us for the award-winning exhibition, Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive – a celebration of the internationally acclaimed Brisbane fashion house Easton Pearson.
Renowned as being amongst the cutting-edge in the fashion world between 1998 and 2016, this magnificent exhibition highlights the creative relationship and collaborative approach between Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson, whose unique ways of working fostered inventive designs, lasting collaborations and supported ethical manufacture.
As well as creating its own textile designs, setting it apart from other Australian fashion houses, Easton Pearson also worked with individual artists to create unique designs which ranged from colourful Indian hand beading, bold digital prints of original artworks, or designs painted by hand directly onto a finished dress.
Featuring a specially curated selection of garments and fashion-related objects, Pattern and Print: Easton Pearson Archive showcases the daring design, technical innovations, bespoke fabrics and bold prints Easton Pearson became known for over its remarkable 28-year history.
The garments are complemented by a custom mural by Brisbane-based painter, illustrator and long-time Easton Pearson collaborator, Stephen Mok, who created window designs for the label’s flagship store, hand painted patterns onto garments, and decorated accessories and props for the runway. His playful aesthetic presents the fantastical world of Easton Pearson, where both simplicity and detail shine, and artistry triumphs.
This exhibition provides a looking glass into the history of Australian fashion, the process of creating garments and evolving aesthetics. A must-see for textiles, fashion, art, design and technology and history students and enthusiasts.
This exhibition is free.
An exhibition by Museum of Brisbane (MoB), toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
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. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. The Archive is complemented by supporting materials gifted by Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson.