Wearable culture – Finding Fashion shines a light on Australia’s future threads
We’re not going to lie – if you haven’t yet checked out The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive at the Museum of Brisbane yet, you are missing out. This stunning exhibition takes a deep dive into the designs of one of Australia’s most influential and recognisable brands, but it’s so much more than just the visual – it’s a chance to explore the fashion landscape in the larger sense, including the impact that it has on our culture. Running in conjunction with the exhibition as a one-off special event, the Finding Fashion seminar brings together a bevy of bright minds to discuss the role of fashion in shaping the future of our country.
Finding Fashion brings together two extremely powerful entities in the Brisbane arts and culture scene – Museum of Brisbane and The Stitchery design collective. The Museum has long had a reputation for fostering not only beautiful art but also being an incubator for big ideas, so a partnership with The Stitchery was a perfect match. The collective has a focus on celebrating the culture of fashion as a whole – including the meanings behind it. With these two creative powerhouses at the helm, you can rest assured that the discussions will be ripe.
When it comes to content, the Finding Fashion seminar draws upon the minds of designers, makers and academics to uncover and explore fashion’s role in shaping our country’s unique culture. The stunning Dome Lounge will be overtaken by some of the brightest and boldest minds in the business, including Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson uncovering how their eponymous brand made it all the way to the top of the Australian fashion scene. The seminar is open to anyone interested in exploring how bold style shapes our national identity, unites communities and creates real change.