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
- 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.
Whats new? The IFP Pathways Program, supported by David Jones, returns in 2023 with a new cohort of First Nations designers set for AAFW - AND - a newly launched 'Track to Pathways' program underway. Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) and David Jones have...
Backstage at Country to Couture 2022, photo by Mel Brautigam, Territory Savvy Expressions of interest have now closed. *Expressions of interest closed on Monday 5pm ACST, 27 Feb 2023* The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) Foundation’s Indigenous Fashion Projects...
Artist Mary Dhapalany bundling the pandanus, visit to Bula'Bula Arts, Ramingining in Central Arnhem Land, 2022A collaboration model to support commercial partnerships in the Australian fashion industry. As First Nations textile and fashion explodes in popularity, the...