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Indigenous Fashion Projects News

Welcome to the IFP Blog!

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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Behind the Collections

The David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Australian Fashion Week, showcased collections from GALI Swimwear, Ihraa Swim, JOSEPH & JAMES, Lazy Girl Lingerie, and Miimi & Jiinda. Celebrating stories of legacy, connection, and growth.

Two Stylists Take Over…

This year’s David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway will be led by head stylist Lindyn Rowland and head stylist mentor Karinda Mutabazi.  Both stylists are leading figures within their line of work, Lindyn Rowland is a proud Wiradjuri and Waiben Island...

We’re Back for Australian Fashion Week!

First Nations designers return to Australian Fashion Week for the David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway.

NIFA 2024 Nominations – Have Closed

NOMINATIONS_ Nominations for the National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2024 are now closed. Who will you nominate this year?Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) is thrilled to invite you to nominate for this year’s National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA)! Launched in...

The Next Chapter: IFP launches new Fashion Industry Mentoring Project

IFP Fashion Industry Mentoring Project nurtures the growing interest of young people in remote communities in fashion and modelling. Have a read of the recent collaboration with Gapuwiyak Arts and Culture Centre.

Shop the David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway!

Dive into the latest collections from the IFP Pathways Program designers and refresh your wardrobe with the introduction of the First Nations Designer Capsule Collections.

Applications for Country to Couture 2024 – Now Closed

IFP are looking to showcase new and innovative fashion and textile collections from First Nations artists and designers, and/or collaborations where Indigenous agency and ethical practice are at the forefront.

Country to Couture Shows Announced!

Country to Couture returns to Larrakia Country with a record 22 collections across TWO different shows on Tuesday, 8 August, 2023! 

Want to support First Nations Fashion? Here are some things to think about

Nick Harvey-Doyle shares considerations to reflect on when engaging with Indigenous fashion, and has a yarn with Michelle Maynard from Indigenous Fashion Projects.

IFP Pathways Program in 2023

The IFP Pathways Program, supported by David Jones, returns in 2023 with a new cohort of First Nations designers set for AAFW – AND – a newly launched ‘Track to Pathways’ program underway.

The Latest 

Backstage at Australian Fashion Week

Backstage at Australian Fashion Week

The David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) lit up Australian Fashion Week on 16 May 2024. Five designers from the IFP Pathways Program wowed the runway on Gadigal Country, sharing powerful stories of legacy and connection. Thanks to everyone involved in this unforgettable event.

Now, let’s go backstage to catch some favorite moments captured by Suleiman Thomas!

Behind the Collections

Behind the Collections

The David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Australian Fashion Week, showcased collections from GALI Swimwear, Ihraa Swim, JOSEPH & JAMES, Lazy Girl Lingerie, and Miimi & Jiinda. Celebrating stories of legacy, connection, and growth.

Two Stylists Take Over…

Two Stylists Take Over…

This year’s David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway will be led by head stylist Lindyn Rowland and head stylist mentor Karinda Mutabazi.  Both stylists are leading figures within their line of work, Lindyn Rowland is a proud Wiradjuri and Waiben Island...

Country to Couture News

NIFA News

NIFA 2024 Nominations – Have Closed

NIFA 2024 Nominations – Have Closed

NOMINATIONS_ Nominations for the National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2024 are now closed. Who will you nominate this year?Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) is thrilled to invite you to nominate for this year’s National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA)! Launched in...

NIFA 2023 Winners

NIFA 2023 Winners

The National indigenous fashion awards 2023 Winners Have Been Announced! Proudly presented by Indigenous Fashion Projects, meet the winners of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) 2023! The NIFA 2023 ceremony took place this Wednesday evening, 9 August, under...

IFP Pathways Program News

Backstage at Australian Fashion Week

Backstage at Australian Fashion Week

The David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) lit up Australian Fashion Week on 16 May 2024. Five designers from the IFP Pathways Program wowed the runway on Gadigal Country, sharing powerful stories of legacy and connection. Thanks to everyone involved in this unforgettable event.

Now, let’s go backstage to catch some favorite moments captured by Suleiman Thomas!

Behind the Collections

Behind the Collections

The David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway at Australian Fashion Week, showcased collections from GALI Swimwear, Ihraa Swim, JOSEPH & JAMES, Lazy Girl Lingerie, and Miimi & Jiinda. Celebrating stories of legacy, connection, and growth.

Two Stylists Take Over…

Two Stylists Take Over…

This year’s David Jones Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway will be led by head stylist Lindyn Rowland and head stylist mentor Karinda Mutabazi.  Both stylists are leading figures within their line of work, Lindyn Rowland is a proud Wiradjuri and Waiben Island...