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About IFP

Welcome to Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP), brought to you by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) Foundation, and 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

The IFP Runway Returns to AAFW 2022!

The IFP Runway Returns to AAFW 2022!

The Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway Returns to Afterpay Australian Fashion Week in 2022! Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) marked a historic milestone for Indigenous Fashion in 2021, with two runways dedicated to Australia's First Nations designers and...

The Journey to Best Practice

The Journey to Best Practice

Indigenous Fashion Projects, in collaboration with IP Australia and Arts Law, is addressing an important gap in the burgeoning Indigenous fashion and textile industry. Words by Camilla Wagstaff Indigenous fashion and textiles is rocketing off as an industry. But with...

National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2022 Nominations NOW CLOSED!

National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2022 Nominations NOW CLOSED!

Nominations are NOW CLOSED for the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) 2022. Who will you nominate this year? DAAFF's Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) is thrilled to invite you to nominate for this year's National Indigenous Fashion Awards! Launched in 2020,...