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Welcome to Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP)


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and governed, the IFP collaborates with Indigenous Australians working in textiles and fashion, with a range of development programs, mentoring opportunities and promotional events.

Brought to you by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF), home of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), Country to Couture Runway and Pathways Program.

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IFP News

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!

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…

National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2022 Nominations NOW CLOSED!

National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2022 Nominations NOW CLOSED!

Nominations are NOW CLOSED for the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) 2022. Who will you nominate this year? DAAFF's Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) is thrilled to invite you to nominate for this year's National Indigenous Fashion Awards! Launched in 2020,...

The IFP Runway Returns to AAFW 2022!

The IFP Runway Returns to AAFW 2022!

The Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway Returns to Afterpay Australian Fashion Week in 2022! Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) marked a historic milestone for Indigenous Fashion in 2021, with two runways dedicated to Australia's First Nations designers and...

The Journey to Best Practice

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 WagstaffIndigenous fashion and textiles is rocketing off as an industry. But with...

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The purpose of Indigenous Fashion Projects is the organised support of the development of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander textile and fashion practice and enterprise.


With a focus on the following:

  • Cultural expression, advancement & protection
  • Sustainable practice: environmental, social and financial
  • Community engagement
  • Collaboration
  • Developing stronger businesses
  • Good governance and Indigenous agency

IFP Events and Programs

Watch the Indigenous Fashion Projects Runway!

Thanks to Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, the runway presented by Afterpay and supported by David Jones is now Streaming!

Photo by Wayne Quilliam