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The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive

With more than 200 items will be on display — and a program of tours, talks, workshops and stylist speed-dating sessions.
By Sarah Ward
November 26, 2018
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The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive

With more than 200 items will be on display — and a program of tours, talks, workshops and stylist speed-dating sessions.
By Sarah Ward
November 26, 2018
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Australian fashion history is on display at the Museum of Brisbane until April 22, 2019. The CBD spot has opened the doors to its Easton Pearson Archive, with The Designers' Guide taking fans of fantastic garments through Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson's unique creations — pieces that are bold, distinctive and couldn't be created by anyone else.

For aficionados of the label and newcomers alike, more than 200 items will be on display, showcasing the duo's many sources of inspiration (art, travel, film, literature and music... the list goes on). To explore the thinking behind their work, and behind the fashion house's 28-year run, the exhibition also features sketches, accessories and samples. Want to dive deeper? There's also a wealth of look books, photographs and interviews.

It's the first major look at the Easton Pearson Archive, which MoB received last year — all 3300 garments and 5000-plus objects, accessories and the like. If that sounds huge, the total archive is the biggest collection from a single Australian fashion house that's held by a public art gallery or museum.

Entry costs $12, or you can nab a season pass for $20 and go back whenever you like. Tours, talks, workshops, stylist speed-dating sessions and a whole weekend dedicated to slow fashion are also on the agenda throughout the showcase's season.

Images: David Kelly.

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