Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander March 13 1930 (feature image)

The Fashion Archives: a brief introduction

Madeleine King, Nadia Buick

Founding editors Nadia Buick and Madeleine King share the back-story and guiding principles underpinning The Fashion Archives.

Two women reading on a verandah at Ingham, 1894-1903

Queensland Fashion: Part One

Margaret Maynard

The state’s leading dress historian Margaret Maynard enlightens us on the untold story of Queensland fashion.

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Museum of Brisbane

We take you behind the scenes to unearth some fashion related treasures from the Museum of Brisbane’s impressive collection.

Patrick Ogilvie, floral toque detail

Paula Walden and Patrick Ogilvie

Contemporary designer Paula Walden resurrects a 1960s Patrick Ogilvie hat, and in the process revives the lost craft of millinery.

Paula Walden

Paula Walden

Contemporary accessories designer Paula Walden tells us why she always knew she’d be a jeweller.

Margaret Maynard

Margaret Maynard

Margaret reveals the fascinating path she took to become one of the country’s most respected dress historians.

Nadia Buick

Nadia Buick

TFA Co-Director Nadia Buick shares her love of vintage fashion and her childhood dressing pedantry.

Michael Zavros paints The New Round Room, 2012

Michael Zavros

Michael Zavros explains how his Gold Coast upbringing coloured his unique perspective and artistic sensibility.

Madeleine King

Madeleine King

TFA Co-Director Madeleine King comes to terms with her reluctant affair with style.

Gail Reid

Gail Sorronda

Monochrome bowerbird Gail Sorronda reflects on her return to the Brisbane fashion scene.

Holly Ryan and Thea Basiliou, 2013

Thea Basiliou

The Fashion Archives catches up with Thea Basiliou, Brisbane boutique-owner and fashion maven, to reminisce about the past 20 years of Queensland style.

Night view of Queen Street, Brisbane, ca. 1959. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 260743


TFA’s People & Places is your road-map to the key sites, figures, and scenes that have shaped fashion in Queensland from the late 19th century onwards. Our region-by-region coverage to starts with the capital, Brisbane.

Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson

Easton Pearson

We examine the past and present of leading fashion duo Easton Pearson.

Olive Kratzmann wearing a hat designed by Patrick Ogilvie Brisbane 1960 (feature image)

Patrick Ogilvie

In his heyday, Brisbane-based milliner Patrick Ogilvie was the go-to guy for some the the city’s most stylish women.