Peter McNeil: Easton Pearson: An Australian Fashion Tale
Talks & Ideas
In 1989, fashion designers Pam Easton and Lydia Pearson began to create a range of garments that were deliberately nostalgic and feminine, with an air of retrospection. Within ten years their female clothing‐ line, manufactured in Brisbane but made of textiles garnered from Vietnam and India, as well as Italy and France was retailing globally: in Browns, London; Neiman Marcus, USA; and Alta Moda, Kuwait.
What was the appeal of Easton Pearson and how was their design distinctive? This talk reflects on McNeil’s involvement as writerresearcher in the landmark Easton Pearson exhibition, held at the Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art.