IFP News

Meet the Designers…

Get to know the designers behind the labels at the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week!  We are delighted to share the First Nations designers who are fast making...

Jessica Mauboy to Perform at the IFP Runway at AAFW!

The iconic Jessica Mauboy is set to perform her latest single at the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week! Presented by Afterpay and supported by David Jones, the event will showcase collections from six First Nations designers – and tickets are selling fast!

We’re Hiring | IFP Project Manager

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) is seeking an experienced and dedicated individual to join our team for immediate start, as the Project Manager for Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP).

The IFP Runway Returns to AAFW 2022!

Meeting on Gadigal Country, audiences will be treated to the launch of several exclusive and commercial collections – on the runway for the very first time!

Welcome to our IFP Blog!

Here we’ll be updating you with news on Indigenous Fashion Projects, and introducing you to some of the incredible First Nations fashion and textile designers and artists from across Australia…

The Latest…

Meet the Designers…
Meet the Designers…

Get to know the designers behind the labels at the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week!  We are delighted to share the First Nations designers who are fast making their mark on the global fashion landscape, pushing the boundaries of...

Jessica Mauboy to Perform at the IFP Runway at AAFW!
Jessica Mauboy to Perform at the IFP Runway at AAFW!

The iconic Jessica Mauboy is set to perform her latest single at the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week! Presented by Afterpay and supported by David Jones, the event will showcase collections from six First Nations designers – and tickets are selling fast!

We’re Hiring | IFP Project Manager
We’re Hiring | IFP Project Manager

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) is seeking an experienced and dedicated individual to join our team for immediate start, as the Project Manager for Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP).

Country to Couture News

IFP Yarns | Julie Shaw, MAARA Collective
IFP Yarns | Julie Shaw, MAARA Collective

Headed up by Yuwaalaraay creative director Julie Shaw, Maara Collective’s luxurious resort wear is informed by a deep connection to community. Julie’s brand honours collaboration in the creative processes, with “maara” translating to “hands” in the Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay language groups.
It’s been a stellar couple of years for Julie and her label, and she’s been written into pretty much every chapter of the IFP story so far!

Wearing it Well
Wearing it Well

Over the past six years, DAAFF’s annual Country to Couture event has become a leading national platform to celebrate and support First Nations textile design and fashion… 

Pathways Program News

Meet the Designers…
Meet the Designers…

Get to know the designers behind the labels at the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week!  We are delighted to share the First Nations designers who are fast making their mark on the global fashion landscape, pushing the boundaries of...

Jessica Mauboy to Perform at the IFP Runway at AAFW!
Jessica Mauboy to Perform at the IFP Runway at AAFW!

The iconic Jessica Mauboy is set to perform her latest single at the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week! Presented by Afterpay and supported by David Jones, the event will showcase collections from six First Nations designers – and tickets are selling fast!

The IFP Runway Returns to AAFW 2022!
The IFP Runway Returns to AAFW 2022!

Meeting on Gadigal Country, audiences will be treated to the launch of several exclusive and commercial collections – on the runway for the very first time!

IFP Best Practice News

The Journey to Best Practice
The Journey to Best Practice

Indigenous Fashion Projects, in collaboration with IP Australia and Arts Law, is addressing an important gap in the burgeoning Indigenous fashion and textile industry. Words by Camilla Wagstaff.

NIFA News

Celebrating Innovation, Diversity and Success
Celebrating Innovation, Diversity and Success

Launched in 2020, the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), provides a vibrant and exciting recognition platform to celebrate the innovation, diversity and success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and fashion designers. Importantly, it also contributes to the capacity building of the burgeoning sector…

IFP Yarns | Julie Shaw, MAARA Collective
IFP Yarns | Julie Shaw, MAARA Collective

Headed up by Yuwaalaraay creative director Julie Shaw, Maara Collective’s luxurious resort wear is informed by a deep connection to community. Julie’s brand honours collaboration in the creative processes, with “maara” translating to “hands” in the Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay language groups.
It’s been a stellar couple of years for Julie and her label, and she’s been written into pretty much every chapter of the IFP story so far!

Banner Image | Models wearing Bima Wear x Nobody Denim, backstage at Country to Couture 2021, Photo by Timothy Hillier.