IFP Pathways Program

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) have partnered with iconic Australian retailer David Jones for the ‘Pathways Program’ for Australian Indigenous fashion designers.

Creating Pathways for our First Nations Designers.

The Pathways Program has been designed to facilitate support for First Nations designers across all stages of the development of a fashion label.

Through a series of workshops and mentorship, the Pathways Program is an opportunity for the iconic retailer and other industry experts to share their industry expertise and nurture the growth of Indigenous businesses.

With the wider fashion industry having much to learn from Indigenous designers, who are grounded in over 60,000 years of heritage, the program will also provide a platform to engage in the sharing of stories and culture. Industry partners involved are there to listen and learn as much as they are to share their expertise.

Broader industry support for the program includes Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) and Australian designer heavyweights Kit Willow of KITX and Charlotte Hicks of Esse.

More to come on this exciting program soon!

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