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National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA)

Celebrating the innovation of Australia’s First Nations peoples in fashion and textiles, the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) are proudly presented by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s (DAAFF) Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP).

The NIFA provide a vibrant and exciting platform to celebrate the innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Australia’s First Nations peoples in fashion and textiles, whilst contributing to the capacity building of the sector.

Recognising and showcasing excellence across six categories, the award ceremony is a unique opportunity for the Australian and international fashion community to connect to the world’s oldest living cultures.

The prestigious awards in 2022 include the:

  • Traditional Adornment Award, supported by Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation
  • Community Collaboration Award, supported by Canberra Centre
  • Business Achievement Award, supported by KIN Fashion
  • Textile Design Award, supported by RMIT
  • Wearable Art Award, supported by the Northern Territory Government
  • Fashion Designer Award, supported by Country Road

Save the Date: Wednesday Evening, 3 August 2022

Venue: Deckchair Cinema, Darwin City NT 

Time: 7pm, doors open 6pm for sunset drinks

Tickets: via Darwin Festival HERE  

Head to the website below for details.

Jessica Mauboy, video by Global Headquarters, with thanks to Marrawuddi Arts & Culture

Winner of the 2020 Fashion Design NIFA, Julie Shaw with models Charlee Fraser and Billie-Jean Hamlet, wearing MAARA Collective. Photo by Georges Antoni for marie claire. 

Banner image featuring Arawunikiri, a double sided spear used in ceremony, textile design by Bede Tungutulum, Winner of the 2020 Special Recognicion NIFA, photo by Georges Antoni for marie claire.

Media enquiries please contact

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

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The NIFA 2020

The NIFA 2021

The National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) 2022 are proudly presented by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s (DAAFF) Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP), and supported by the Northern Territory Government. With thanks to our media partners NITV and marie claire, ticketing partners Darwin Festival, and award partners Country Road, NTG, RMIT, Canberra Centre, and KIN Fashion.

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