IFP News

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...

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...

NIFA 2021 Nominations NOW OPEN!

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) 2021 Who will you nominate this year? DAAFF's Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) is thrilled to invite you to nominate for...

IFP Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

FIRST NATIONS DESIGNERS ARE SET TO SHOWCASE AT AUSTRALIA’S LEADING FASHION EVENT, AFTERPAY AUSTRALIAN FASHION WEEK This June will mark a historic milestone on the Australian fashion calendar, for...

The Pathways Program | Meet the Designers

Indigenous Fashion Projects x David Jones Pathways Program   In the next steps of the Indigenous Fashion Projects x David Jones Pathways Program, six First Nations fashion brands have been paired...

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…

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…

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.

Country to Couture News

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…

DAAFF Yarns… with Lisa Waup
DAAFF Yarns… with Lisa Waup

Lisa Waup’s art practice incorporates weaving, printmaking, photography, sculpture, textiles and installation, eloquently illustrating her life’s journey through discovery and connection…

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.