Easton Pearson runway show | ‘Rainbow Coalition’ at the Spring Summer 2009—10 | Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Sydney, 29 April 2008. | Image courtesy: Easton Pearson
22 August – 8 November 2009 Gallery 1.3 and Foyer Cabinet, GoMA
A survey exhibition of the Brisbane-based, internationally acclaimed fashion house Easton Pearson, which this year celebrates its twentieth anniversary, will open at the Gallery of Modern Art in August. The exhibition will feature designs drawn from Easton Pearson’s own archive, and will explore the designers’ eclectic sources of inspiration and the edgy glamour, exquisitely embellished fabrics and vibrant colours that have made them one of Australia’s most successful design teams.
The exhibition catalogue explores Easton Pearson’s collaborations with contemporary artists and artisans, and acknowledges the designers’ interest in a range of historical precursors in art history, dress history and other cultural forms. Featuring essays by internationally renowned fashion writer Peter McNeil; fashion commentator, stylist, writer and curator Jane de Teliga; and Gallery curators Miranda Wallace and Francis Parker.