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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

Applications for Country to Couture 2024 – Now Closed

Applications for Country to Couture 2024 – Now Closed

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair  (DAAF) Foundation’s Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) is excited to invite you to be part of the renowned Country to Couture fashion showcase! Held alongside DAAF each year since 2016, the 9th Country to Couture is set to return to...

Country to Couture Shows Announced!

Country to Couture Shows Announced!

Image | (left to right) Cindy Rostron, Cinella Rostron, and Kiani Thompson,wear design Young Daluk & Jemimah, from Babbarra Women's Centre, Photo by Alana HolmbergCountry to Couture returns to Larrakia Country with a record 22 collections across TWO different...