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Game Changers: in conversation with Lydia Pearson

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The second conversation in the Game Changers for 2018 series showcases successful fashion designer and business owner Lydia Pearson, founding partner of one of Australia’s most established labels — 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. The successful Brisbane-based label has 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.

After the event, network with Lydia on the stunning Queensland Terrace.

Can’t make it in person? The talk will be live streamed.

Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation. The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame celebrates, records and retells the stories of outstanding Queensland business leaders and their contributions to our state.

Date: Thursday 16 August
Time: 6pm–7pm, followed by networking and refreshments on the Queensland Terrace
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland

If you are unable to attend this event please either cancel your ticket via eventbrite, advise us via email at slqevents@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3842 9125 as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else.  SLQ films, records and photographs events for use in marketing and communications. If you do not wish to be filmed, recorded or photographed please advise SLQ staff upon your arrival.


August 16
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
State Library of Queensland, Stanley Pl
South Brisbane, Qld 4101 AU