It was only in 2010 that established Australian designers Lydia Pearson and Pamela Easton opened their first signature boutique in Sydney, somewhat appropriately dubbed Easton Pearson.
A truly Australian label that has been going strong since its inception in 1989, Easton Pearson’s eclectic interests are reflected in their store, which houses ornate, detailed pieces amid brightly coloured and eccentric surrounds.
The space was previously a gallery and was redesigned by Easton’s husband, award-winning architect Robert Riddel. While the redesign has allowed the space to assume a fresh new look, tellingly, it still references the premises’ previous life as a gallery, showcasing Easton Pearson’s wearable art pieces in an appropriately cerebral light.
The duo’s exploration of textiles and pattern continue to set their brand apart from others, and their pared down luxury is certainly something to marvel. The store houses the main collection as well as the diffusion line, EP by Easton Pearson, offering some lighter options too. EP still features the Easton Pearson trademarks, but focuses on a range that can be worn in slightly more laissez faire fashion. There is also the whisper of a homewares line in the works. Wouldn’t that be something!