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About IFP

Welcome to Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP), brought to you by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) Foundation, and is the home of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), Country to Couture, and the IFP Pathways Program.

We support artists, Art Centres and designers from every corner of Australia to tell their stories through their work in textiles and fashion. We help them connect to markets, grow their capability, build their networks and grow their businesses.

The DAAF Foundation is a membership organisation of more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres and their thousands of artists from all over Australia. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair was established in 2007 to sell artists’ work direct to collectors, galleries and art lovers. Now, 15 years later, the Art Fair has grown to be one of the largest creative events in the Northern Territory and includes a many development projects and events and of course Indigenous Fashion Projects.

The work of IFP is guided by the following values:

  • Cultural expression, advancement & protection 
  • Sustainable practice: environmental, social and financial
  • Community engagement
  • Collaboration
  • Developing stronger businesses
  • Good governance

Banner Image: Joshua & Shadeene wear BOONKAJ collection by Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Country to Couture, Head Stylist – Rhys Ripper, 2021, Photo by James Giles.

IFP News

Meet the 2024 NIFA Judges

Meet the 2024 NIFA Judges

MEET THE JUDGESCindy Rostron wears Textile Design Award nominee Jay Jurrupula Rostron from Babbarra Women's Centre design Namurre Boko skirt (lino). Image by Marley Morgan_ Let's meet the remarkable judges for this year's NIFA!Central to the success of NIFA is our...

Boundless

Boundless

Meet the designers and artists behind the collections in Country to Couture's show 2.Boundless Always was, always will be. From the desert to the sea, Country holds us, teaches us. Our fashion is a celebration of our cultural stories, from traditional materials, to...

Under Fire

Under Fire

Meet the designers and artists behind the collections in Country to Couture's show 1.Under Fire Hear. Our. Voice. More than garments, fashion can be a vehicle for healing, for activism and political expression, for fighting for Country and the survival of culture. We...