Indigenous Fashion Projects News

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Here we’ll be sharing stories from our IFP community, and having a yarn with some of the incredible First Nations creatives, designers, artists and Art Centres from across Australia…

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Meet the Country to Couture 2022 Designers

The annual showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion and textile design returns for its 7th iteration on the 2 August, alongside the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and National Indigenous Fashion Awards on Larrakia Country.

Shop the IFP Runway from AAFW

Shop the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway First Nations Designer Collections at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week.

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!

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 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.

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!

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.

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

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!

The Latest 

Get Involved! 2022 Model and Volunteer Call Out

Get Involved! 2022 Model and Volunteer Call Out

Our favourite time of year is just around the corner, and we're calling out to our community to once again be part of our August events!  We have two ways to get involved - with a Model call out for the iconic Country to Couture runway, and a Volunteer call out to...

Meet the Country to Couture 2022 Designers

Meet the Country to Couture 2022 Designers

The annual showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion and textile design returns for its 7th iteration on the 2 August, alongside the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and National Indigenous Fashion Awards on Larrakia Country.

Country to Couture News

Get Involved! 2022 Model and Volunteer Call Out

Get Involved! 2022 Model and Volunteer Call Out

Our favourite time of year is just around the corner, and we're calling out to our community to once again be part of our August events!  We have two ways to get involved - with a Model call out for the iconic Country to Couture runway, and a Volunteer call out to...

Meet the Country to Couture 2022 Designers

Meet the Country to Couture 2022 Designers

The annual showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion and textile design returns for its 7th iteration on the 2 August, alongside the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and National Indigenous Fashion Awards on Larrakia Country.

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!

IFP 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!