IFP News

Clearing the Path

The Indigenous Fashion Projects x David Jones Pathways Program pairs First Nations designers with seasoned industry mentors, supporting the development of thriving Indigenous-owned fashion labels…

5 Indigenous Designers to Catch at David Jones This Month!

IFP have teamed up with teamed up with David Jones to present the inaugural Pathways Program Pop Up. This Capsule Collection of incredible First Nations fashion is exclusive to the iconic Aussie department store, presenting innovative, contemporary style guided by our oldest living cultures…

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… 

A peek at the 2021 Country to Couture show!

In August 2021, the iconic Country to Couture showcase once again returned to Larrakia Country, with an exciting runway featuring 13 First Nations collections. The night saw a record number of attendees and many memorable moments unfold at the Darwin Convention Centre…

Meet the Country to Couture 2021 Designers

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the amazing line-up for Country to Couture 2021 in Darwin! The annual showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion and textile design is back in its 6th iteration on the 4 August, alongside the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair on Larrakia Country…

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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…

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A peek at the 2021 Country to Couture show!
A peek at the 2021 Country to Couture show!

In August 2021, the iconic Country to Couture showcase once again returned to Larrakia Country, with an exciting runway featuring 13 First Nations collections. The night saw a record number of attendees and many memorable moments unfold at the Darwin Convention Centre…

Meet the Country to Couture 2021 Designers
Meet the Country to Couture 2021 Designers

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the amazing line-up for Country to Couture 2021 in Darwin! The annual showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion and textile design is back in its 6th iteration on the 4 August, alongside the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair on Larrakia Country…

Meet the Designers…
Meet the Designers…

Get to know the Designers in the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway! Tickets are now on sale for the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week! Ahead of the show, here's a look at the six First Nations designers who will be showcasing...

Country to Couture News

Be Part of Country to Couture 2021
Be Part of Country to Couture 2021

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) are thrilled to invite you to apply to be part of the iconic Country to Couture fashion showcase! Held alongside DAAF each year since 2016, the 6th Country to Couture is set to return to Darwin on Larrakia country on the evening of Wednesday 4th, this August 2021.

Behind the Scenes with Katena Valastro
Behind the Scenes with Katena Valastro

Country to Couture 2020, Behind the Scenes with Katena Valastro We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to one of the creative minds behind the Country to Couture 2020 showcase, which took on the form of two intimate gatherings across the country, and a national...

DAAFF Yarns… with Ikuntji Artists
DAAFF Yarns… with Ikuntji Artists

Today we’re in the remote yet thriving community at Haasts Bluff, around 230 kilometres west of Alice Springs in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Here you’ll find Ikuntji Artists, the very first Art Centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement…

Pathways Program News

IFP Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week
IFP Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

This June will mark a historic milestone on the Australian fashion calendar, for the first time ever, six First Nations designers are set to showcase their collections on the runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) in Sydney…

The Pathways Program | Meet the Designers
The Pathways Program | Meet the Designers

In the next steps of the Indigenous Fashion Projects x David Jones Pathways Program, six First Nations fashion brands have been paired with established Australian designer mentors…

NIFA News

Congratulations to the NIFA 2020 Winners!
Congratulations to the NIFA 2020 Winners!

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) is thrilled to announce the winners for this year’s inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA).

Introducing the National Indigenous Fashion Awards
Introducing the National Indigenous Fashion Awards

DAAFF is launching the inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (aka NIFAs), to be broadcast on NITV on the 5th August. With over 30 nominations across 6 categories, these awards recognise and celebrate the innovation, creativity, diversity and ethical practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, fashion designers, stylists, models, creative producers and artistic directors…

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