Our August Game Changers conversation showcases Queensland designer Lydia Pearson, founding partner of iconic Brisbane fashion label Easton Pearson.
Easton Pearson developed a reputation for light-hearted, unconventionally decorative, trendless clothing and built a devoted clientele in many countries around the globe. This successful Brisbane-based label sold to many of the world’s most recognized stores, including Browns of London, Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong. In 2009 Easton Pearson exhibited at GOMA, Brisbane; this was one of the first Australian fashion shows in an art gallery and attracted over 80,000 visitors.
After 30 years running a full tilt, all consuming and life affirming fashion business, Lydia has come full circle and is proudly returning to sharing her skills through teaching in the Creatives Industries Precinct at Queensland University of Technology. With a passionate interest in fabric, decorative techniques, artisanal making, and independent design, Lydia is fully immersed in the futures of our brightest and most promising design students, guiding them in their studio practice and collection development.
Following the event, we invite you to network with Lydia on the stunning Queensland Terrace.
Facilitated by Peter Little, Professor of Business Law and Adjunct Professor at QUT Business School, the Game Changers series brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how local entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves generation after generation, inspire teams, and envision success.
Can’t make it in person? Watch the livestream and join the conversation online using #qblhof, @slqld and @qutbusiness.