The annual showcase of First Nations textiles and fashion design.

Supported by the Northern Territory Government via NT Major Events and iconic Australian lifestyle brand Country Road, Country to Couture celebrates the marriage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary fine art and high-end fashion.

The success of the textile design movement in remote Indigenous communities has led to innovative fashion collections and exciting collaborations with well known Australian designers, which have been showcased in the Country to Couture event alongside the annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) since 2016.

Returning to Darwin Convention Centre on Wednesday 4th August 2021. Stay tuned for announcements and tickets!

Be Part of Country to Couture 2021

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) are thrilled to invite you to apply to be part of the iconic Country to Couture fashion showcase! Held alongside DAAF each year since 2016, the 6th Country to Couture is set to return to Darwin on Larrakia country on the evening of Wednesday 4th, this August 2021.

Behind the Scenes with Katena Valastro

Country to Couture 2020, Behind the Scenes with Katena Valastro We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to one of the creative minds behind the...

DAAFF Yarns… with Ikuntji Artists

Today we’re in the remote yet thriving community at Haasts Bluff, around 230 kilometres west of Alice Springs in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Here you’ll find Ikuntji Artists, the very first Art Centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement…

Meet our Country to Couture 2020 Lineup…

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the amazing line-up for Country to Couture 2020 in Darwin…

DAAFF Yarns… with Lisa Waup

Lisa Waup’s art practice incorporates weaving, printmaking, photography, sculpture, textiles and installation, eloquently illustrating her life’s journey through discovery and connection…

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Meet our Country to Couture 2020 Lineup…

Meet our Country to Couture 2020 Lineup…

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the amazing line-up for Country to Couture 2020 in Darwin, and 2021 in Melbourne. Covid-19 restrictions may have halted the annual event for 2020 this August, but the showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion and...

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DAAFF Yarns… with Lisa Waup

DAAFF Yarns… with Lisa Waup

Part of Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF)’s mission is to help light the path and create platforms that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and fashion design, share cultural knowledge, and make connections with, and between, the incredible...

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Country to Couture in 2020

Country to Couture returned in 2020 and made its way into 2021 with a national broadcast through NITV on Facebook!

Ending the year in style, the annual fashion event took place once again on Larrakia country, with an intimate showcase in Darwin in December 2020. Celebrating and sharing the stories of the incredible First Nations designers and artists involved through the digital broadcast in 2021, the showcase also made its debut in Melbourne with an exclusive screening.