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6 August, 2024

Garments by Lillardia Briggs-Houston, photo by Michael Jalaru Torres

The Annual Showcase of First Nations Textiles and Fashion Design.

Supported by the Northern Territory Government through Northern Territory Major Events Company and iconic Australian lifestyle brand Country Road.

Country to Couture is where First Nations textiles, fashion and art collide in a colourful showcase of creativity from across Australia.

A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander textiles and fashion design, Country to Couture is a contemporary way of cultural storytelling, and sharing knowledge. The event builds on the growing textile design movement in remote Indigenous communities, and has been presented alongside the annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) since 2016.

The high energy runway presents innovative collections from Indigenous designers and artists across Australia, as well as unique collaborations between Indigenous communities and well-known Australian labels.

Country to Couture will return to Larrakia Country in 2024!

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Cover photo by Michael Jalaru Torres

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.

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Country to Couture News

Country to Couture Show 1: Meet the Designers & Artists

Country to Couture Show 1: Meet the Designers & Artists

Image | Hayley Mulardy in Tartaku (bush coconut) silk hat and fabric, Nagula Jarndu, Photographer Michael Torres.Country to Couture returns to Larrakia Country with a record 22 collections across TWO different shows on Tuesday, 8 August, 2023. Get to know the amazing...

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Country to Couture Shows Announced!

Country to Couture Shows Announced!

Image | (left to right) Cindy Rostron, Cinella Rostron, and Kiani Thompson,wear design Young Daluk & Jemimah, from Babbarra Women's Centre, Photo by Alana HolmbergCountry to Couture returns to Larrakia Country with a record 22 collections across TWO different...

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Be part of Country to Couture in 2023!

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...

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Photo by Dylan Buckee

Country to Couture 2023

In 2022, Country to Couture took place at the Darwin Convention Centre on the 8 August. The night saw TWO sold out runway shows, together showcasing 22 First Nations collections. Creative Direction from Shilo McNamee explored the themes of ‘Our Legacy, Our Heart’…