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IFP News

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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).

Practising Art – Textiles and Fashion

Much like art, Indigenous textiles hold deep meaning for artists and communities, standing as a medium that pushes the boundaries of contemporary First Nations culture. Today, there are more than 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres and women’s centres that produce textiles and fashion as a core part of their businesses, to national and international acclaim.

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…

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).

Practising Art – Textiles and Fashion
Practising Art – Textiles and Fashion

Much like art, Indigenous textiles hold deep meaning for artists and communities, standing as a medium that pushes the boundaries of contemporary First Nations culture. Today, there are more than 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres and women’s centres that produce textiles and fashion as a core part of their businesses, to national and international acclaim.

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

Presented by Afterpay & supported by David Jones, Indigenous Fashion Projects, are proud to be returning to Afterpay Australian Fashion Week on Tuesday 10 May at 8pm! The IFP Runway will feature NEW collections from six renowned First Nations women…

Country to Couture News

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…

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.

Pathways Program News

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

Presented by Afterpay & supported by David Jones, Indigenous Fashion Projects, are proud to be returning to Afterpay Australian Fashion Week on Tuesday 10 May at 8pm! The IFP Runway will feature NEW collections from six renowned First Nations women…

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 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!

NIFA News

NIFA 2021 Nominations NOW OPEN!
NIFA 2021 Nominations NOW OPEN!

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) 2021!
Who will you nominate this year?

NIFA 2020 | Behind the Scenes
NIFA 2020 | Behind the Scenes

If you’ve watched the NIFA 2020 ceremony, then no doubt it’s brought on a smile and perhaps even a tear or two. Originally intended to be held as an in-person gala ceremony, COVID-19 had other plans, and so the inaugural NIFA like so many industry events this year, had to be reimagined. Here’s a glimpse at some of the action behind the scenes during filming up in the NT!

NIFA Screening in Darwin
NIFA Screening in Darwin

While many of us across Australia were able to tune into the ceremony on screens, a lucky few were able to come together to celebrate in person at the Darwin Convention Centre.

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