Original, eclectic, and occasionally eccentric, Remotely Fashionable: A Story of Subtropical Style is the refreshing sartorial history of a place that fashion forgot: Queensland, Australia. This anthology weaves together 150 years of style in the 'Sunshine State', where flapper frocks were unfashionably long but mid-century beachwear was scandalously brief. Featuring new essays and profiles that are richly illustrated with archival images curated from public and private collections, this unique fashion book proves that Paris, London, and Milan aren't the world's only style capitals.

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Madeleine + Nadia

Remotely Fashionable is edited by Dr Nadia Buick and Madeleine King, curators and researchers based in Brisbane, Australia. Their collaborative research and cultural projects make new connections between fashion, time, and place. They established the online journal and curatorial outfit The Fashion Archives in 2012, examining the past and present of fashion in their home state of Queensland. Buick and King were awarded the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship in 2014 for their project High Street Histories.


Dr Melissa Bellanta is Senior Lecturer in History, National School of Arts, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, and the author of Larrikins: A History.

Dr Paula Dunlop is a designer and fashion scholar based in Brisbane.

Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson are fashion designers and co-founders of Easton Pearson.

Amanda Hayman is an Indigenous artist and Digital Exhibitions Program Officer at kuril dhagun, State Library of Queensland.

Associate Professor Margaret Maynard is Honorary Research Consultant at University of Queensland, Brisbane, and the author of Out of Line and Fashion: Australian Women and Style, and Fashioned from Penury: dress as cultural practice in colonial Australia.

Dr Courtney Pedersen is an artist, and Senior Lecturer Art History/Theory at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

Dr Alana Piper is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane

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