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Photo by James Giles.

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.

This year in 2021, Country to Couture took place at the Darwin Convention Centre on the 4 August.

Stay tuned for exciting announcements to come later in the year. 

For Media Requests please contact:

Georgina Dawson at Bastion Amplify
M: 0412 758 248
E: georginad@bastionagency.com

Pip Robinson at Bastion Amplify
M: 0428 648 524
E: pipr@bastionagency.com

Boundless

Always was, always will be. From the desert to the sea, Country holds us, teaches us. Our fashion is a celebration of our cultural stories, from traditional materials, to streetwear, to couture

Under Fire

Hear. Our. Voice.
More than garments, fashion can be a vehicle for healing, for activism and political expression, for fighting for Country and the survival of culture.
We keep the fire burning.

Country to Couture 2024

Indigenous Fashion Projects is proud to announce the Country to Couture runway shows and lineup for 2024!

Applications for Country to Couture 2024 – Now Closed

IFP are looking to showcase new and innovative fashion and textile collections from First Nations artists and designers, and/or collaborations where Indigenous agency and ethical practice are at the forefront.

See Backstage at Country to Couture 2023

An exclusive peek backstage at the highly-anticipated Country to Couture show featuring Cindy Rostron, Savannah Kruger and more. Photography by Michael Jalaru Torres.

Country to Couture Show 2: Meet the Designers & Artists

Get to know the amazing First Nations designers, Art Centres and artists who’ll be part of Show 2!

Country to Couture Show 1: Meet the Designers & Artists

Get to know the amazing First Nations designers, Art Centres and artists who’ll be part of Show 1!

Country to Couture Shows Announced!

Country to Couture returns to Larrakia Country with a record 22 collections across TWO different shows on Tuesday, 8 August, 2023! 

Be part of Country to Couture in 2023!

Expressions of Interest are NOW OPEN to be part of the Country to Couture showcase in 2023…

Country to Couture, Show 2, 2022

Here’s your look at the stunning collections from Show 2 at Country to Couture, 2022! 

Take a peek at the Country to Couture showcase in 2021!

The 2021 Designer & Artist Lineup Included:

Anindilyakwa Arts with artist Anna Reynolds

Deadly Denim

Dunjiba Fashions, from Dunjiba Community Artists supported by Ku Arts

Jaru Girl Designs, by Bianca Long 

Jina-Jina, by Yinjaa-Barni Art

Marrawuddi Art Centre and Injalak Art Centre collaboration with North Home Textiles

Moydra Designs

Ngali, by Denni Francisco with prints adapted from the work of Lindsay Malay

Numus Design

Papulankutja Artists collaboration with Black Cat Couture

Tiwi Design collaboration with Ossom

Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

With featured accessories from artists of Numbulwar Numburindi Arts.

Find out more about the collections here >>

Big Thank You to:

The Northern Territory Government via NT Major Events Company, and to Country Road

Aunty Lynette Fejo with Garramilla Dancers for the beautiful Welcome to Larrakia Country

Our show stopping First Nations Drag Queens: Foxxy Empire, Shaniqua Empire, and Sherri Lee Volua Empire

Creative Director Perina Drummond

Head Stylist Rhys Ripper

Head Stylist Assistant Nina Fitzgerald

Event Coordinator Katena Valastro

Our beautiful models including the renowned Tiwi Sistergirls

Hair & Makeup by Kat Lee and NK Darwin makeup & hair styling

Model Casting Assistant Ashton Carbone

Music by Brotha J

Set Design and Construction by Fusion Exhibitions, Magnolia Flower Merchants, Sam Tripcony and Perfect Greens

Production Team Global Headquarters

Audio Visual by Dreamedia Events Production Services

The crew at Darwin Festival and the Darwin Convention Centre

Our amazing team and volunteers behind the scenes!

Supported by

Country to Couture News

Boundless

Boundless

Meet the designers and artists behind the collections in Country to Couture's show 2.Boundless Always was, always will be. From the desert to the sea, Country holds us, teaches us. Our fashion is a celebration of our cultural stories, from traditional materials, to...

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Under Fire

Under Fire

Meet the designers and artists behind the collections in Country to Couture's show 1.Under Fire Hear. Our. Voice. More than garments, fashion can be a vehicle for healing, for activism and political expression, for fighting for Country and the survival of culture. We...

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Country to Couture 2024

Country to Couture 2024

2024Photo by Michael Jalaru Torres_ Indigenous Fashion Projects is proud to announce the Country to Couture runway shows and lineup for 2024!Country to Couture is where First Nations textiles, fashion and art collide in a colourful showcase of creativity from across...

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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.