It’s a long way from Paris, but the tiny town of Warburton in outback Western Australia is laying claim to being the most stylish remote community in Australia.
For the past 12 years a Warburton Fashion Week has been part of the local social calendar.
And now locals in the community, which is south of the Gibson Desert on the Outback and Gunbarrel Highways, are producing their own high-end fashion and lifestyle magazine.
The first edition of Alanya magazine is hot off the press.
Silvano Giordano, director of community hub Wilurarra Creative which is co-ordinating the magazine, says the 100-page, coffee-table publication has been produced by young Ngaanyatjarra people.
He says fashion, styling, hairdressing and beauty are popular in the town, which in the 2011 census had a population of just under 500 and is 1000kms from the nearest towns of Kalgoorlie and Alice Springs.
Giordano says Warburton style-lovers are influenced by international trends they see on the internet as well as the land and culture around them.
He says it is possibly the most stylish remote community in Australia.
“It’s quite a unique style,” he says. “There are a lot of bold colours. I think because of how remote Warburton is there is a sort of style that is unique and specific.”
The magazine sells for $25 — $30 including postage — and is available from alanya.com.au.