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Designers

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.

    Fashion News

    Country to Couture, Show 2, 2022

    Country to Couture, Show 2, 2022

    Here's your look at the stunning collections from Show 2 at Country to Couture, 2022!  The annual showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion and textile design returned for its 7th iteration on the 2 August, alongside the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and...

    Country to Couture, Show 1, 2022

    Country to Couture, Show 1, 2022

    Here's your look at the stunning collections from Show 1 at Country to Couture, 2022!  The annual showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion and textile design returned for its 7th iteration on the 2 August, alongside the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and...

    Apply for IFP Pathways Program 2023

    Apply for IFP Pathways Program 2023

    Applications are now OPEN to be part of the IFP Pathways Program 2023! Banner Image | Models wear Ngali by Denni Francisco, Print adapted from Lindsay Malay, Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022, Photo by Josh Howlett Darwin...