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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

Two Stylists Take Over…

Two Stylists Take Over…

This year’s David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway will be led by head stylist Lindyn Rowland and head stylist mentor Karinda Mutabazi.  Both stylists are leading figures within their line of work, Lindyn Rowland is a proud Wiradjuri and Waiben Island...

We’re Back for Australian Fashion Week!

We’re Back for Australian Fashion Week!

First Nations designers return to Australian Fashion Week for the David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway!Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) and David Jones welcome the return of the IFP Pathways Program for 2024, nurturing and overseeing the designs of seven...

NIFA 2024 Nominations – Have Closed

NIFA 2024 Nominations – Have Closed

NOMINATIONS_ Nominations for the National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2024 are now closed. Who will you nominate this year?Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) is thrilled to invite you to nominate for this year’s National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA)! Launched in...