IFP is committed to supporting the development of First Nations fashion designers and their labels. This is achieved through our mentoring and business development programs and also the many promotional opportunities that we present.
IFP supports artists and designers at various stages of their development, from the very beginning of their journey in textiles through to growing an established fashion business.
We provide opportunities for growth through mentorships and business development support:
The IFP Pathways Program, in partnership with David Jones
Providing Best Practice resources for working in textiles and fashion
As well as opportunities for promotion, story telling and recognition:
Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, supported by David Jones
Country to Couture, supported by the Northern Territory Government and Country Road
National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), supported by the Northern Territory Government
Above | Samantha Harris wears Kirrikin, Indigenous Fashion Projects runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2021, Photo by Stefan Gosatti, Getty Images.
Banner | Joshua & Shadeene wear BOONKAJ collection by Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Country to Couture, Head Stylist – Rhys Ripper, 2021, Photo by James Giles.
IFP Pathways Program in 2023
Whats new? The IFP Pathways Program, supported by David Jones, returns in 2023 with a new cohort of First Nations designers set for AAFW - AND - a newly launched 'Track to Pathways' program underway. Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) and David Jones have...
Be part of Country to Couture in 2023!
Backstage at Country to Couture 2022, photo by Mel Brautigam, Territory Savvy Expressions of interest have now closed. *Expressions of interest closed on Monday 5pm ACST, 27 Feb 2023* The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) Foundation’s Indigenous Fashion Projects...
IFP Safeguards First Nations Interests with Guide to Best Practice
Artist Mary Dhapalany bundling the pandanus, visit to Bula'Bula Arts, Ramingining in Central Arnhem Land, 2022A collaboration model to support commercial partnerships in the Australian fashion industry. As First Nations textile and fashion explodes in popularity, the...