Announcing the Nominees for the 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awards!

Returning for the third year, we’re thrilled to now share with you the NIFA Nominee shortlist for 2022.

Fashion Designer Award

supported by Country Road

Recognising an Individual designer of original fashion apparel who has excelled both creatively and commercially.

Wearable Art Award

Supported by the Northern Territory Government

Recognising an individual designer for the creation of a single (not a collection) worn item of clothing, accessory or piece of jewellery that demonstrates excellence in design, craft and artistic expression.

Textile Design Award

Supported by RMIT

Recognising an individual designer of textiles, including woven, knitted or other textile constructions as well as dyed, printed or surface ornamented materials.

Business Achievement Award

Supported by KIN Fashion

This is a NEW award for an Individual or group, recognising leadership in a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business, showing both creative and commercial success in textiles and fashion.


Community Collaboration Award


Celebrating effective and productive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the textile and fashion industry.

Traditional Adornment Award

Supported by Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation

Recognising an individual or group for the design of Items that are created and worn to define or express culture. This award aims to encourage the creation and acknowledgement of traditional cultural regalia.

Congratulations to each of our incredible nominees!

Save the Date – 3 August 2022

We look forward to sharing their stories and celebrating in person at the NIFA ceremony on Larrakia Country! Join us for the winner announcements at the Deckchair Cinema on Wednesday evening, 3 August.


NITV will once again be following the event with a broadcast – stay tuned!


The National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) are proudly presented by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s (DAAFF) Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP), and supported by the Northern Territory Government (NTG). With thanks to our media partners NITV and marie claire, and award partners Country Road, NTG, RMIT, Canberra Centre, and KIN Fashion.