National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA)

Celebrating the innovation of Australia’s First Nations peoples in fashion and textiles, the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) are proudly presented by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s (DAAFF) Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP).

The NIFA provide a vibrant and exciting platform to celebrate the innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Australia’s First Nations peoples in fashion and textiles, whilst contributing to the capacity building of the sector.

Recognising and showcasing excellence across six categories, the award ceremony is a unique opportunity for the Australian and international fashion community to connect to the world’s oldest living cultures.

Head to the website below for details.

Winner of the 2020 Fashion Design NIFA, Julie Shaw with models Charlee Fraser and Billie-Jean Hamlet, wearing MAARA Collective. Photo by Georges Antoni for marie claire. 

Banner image featuring Arawunikiri, a double sided spear used in ceremony, textile design by Bede Tungutulum, Winner of the 2020 Special Recognicion NIFA, photo by Georges Antoni for marie claire.

Media enquiries please contact

Georgina Dawson at Bastion Amplify
M: 0412 758 248
E: georginad@bastionagency.com

Pip Robinson at Bastion Amplify
M: 0428 648 524
E: pipr@bastionagency.com

Watch the NIFA

The NIFA 2020

The NIFA 2021

NIFA News

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