Easton Pearson in Sydney
Nicky Lobo visits the new flagship store in Paddington in the lead up to the Habitus Conversation in Sydney
Bold in form, bright in colour, and often reflecting cultural influences through embellishments and textiles, Easton Pearson is the label for women who are both intellectual and creative.
With a flagship Sydney store recently opened and word out about an upcoming homewares range, there’s plenty to talk about at the upcoming Easton Pearson Habitus Conversation on Tuesday 22 March.
Set amongst other top local and international brands in the heart of Paddington’s Glenmore Road fashion district, the location has a sense of fate for the duo. Pamela Easton says: “The store is, would you believe, one that we looked at and considered ten years ago. We love the energy here, the other designers, the galleries and the buzz.”
Previously an art gallery, the drawbacks were an unwieldy staircase and minimal natural light. The redesign, by Pamela’s husband, award-winning architect Robert Riddel, has opened the interior up to reveal a fresh and vibrant environment that plays the perfect spatial counterpart to the garments and accessories.
He says, “Lydia’s and Pamela’s designs are like beautiful, wearable pieces of art, so the store has a gallery feel. Lots of air, lots of light, a slightly industrial approach to the interior. Plus there is a little jewel of a courtyard that makes you want to linger in the space.”
Within the understated black shopfront, a generous window offers more than a glimpse of the treasures to be found within. Inside, the colourful garments shine on a backdrop of simple white and industrial features, such as the floor and mobile metal hanging racks upstairs. An installation featuring a signature pineapple motif and supersized suspended tassels complete the quirky, quintessential Easton Pearson look.
Hear about their latest projects in person at the Habitus Conversation Series. Book your tickets here.