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IFP Yarns | Julie Shaw, MAARA Collective

IFP Yarns | Julie Shaw, MAARA Collective

Headed up by Yuwaalaraay creative director Julie Shaw, Maara Collective’s luxurious resort wear is informed by a deep connection to community.  Julie’s brand honours collaboration in the creative processes, with “maara” translating to “hands” in the Yuwaalaraay and...
A Yarn with the 2020 NIFA Winners

A Yarn with the 2020 NIFA Winners

Fashion Forward: Supporting First Nations Textiles and Fashion Design As we approach the announcement of the Nominees for the 2021 National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), we’re checking in with some of last year’s winners.. Words by Camilla Wagstaff...
NIFA 2020 | Behind the Scenes

NIFA 2020 | Behind the Scenes

Image: The Bula’bula shoot, July 2020, photo by Hilary Crawford. NIFA 2020 | Behind the Scenes If you’ve watched the NIFA 2020 ceremony, then no doubt it’s brought on a smile and perhaps even a tear or two. If you haven’t spoiler alert! Save this read for later,...
Darwin Screening & Showcase

Darwin Screening & Showcase

by Nina Fitzgerald and Ellie Meyer Image: Winners, Community Collaboration Award, Julie Shaw of Maara collective & Mary Dhapalany Mangul, Margaret Djarbaalabal Malibirr and Evonne Muyuyngu of Bula’bula Arts. Meanwhile in Darwin… The inaugural National...
Fashion Design Award

Fashion Design Award

Words by Nina Fitzgerald and Ellie Meyer Image: Ngali’s Merendari Silk Dress. Photo courtesy of Denni Francisco. NIFA | Fashion Design Award We now come to the last blog in our series leading up to the inaugural NIFAs, delving into each of the six award...
Special Recognition Award 2020

Special Recognition Award 2020

by Nina Fitzgerald and Ellie Meyer   Image: Selina Nadjowh printing her design ‘Dilly Bags and Bush Foods’. Photo courtesy of Injalak Arts. NIFA | Special Recognition Award In the lead up to the inaugural NIFAs, we’ll be delving into each of the six...