Welcome to the National Indigenous Fashion Awards

Launched in 2020 with the inaugural event on August 5, the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), provide a vibrant and exciting platform to celebrate the innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and fashion designers, whilst contributing to the capacity building of the sector.

BACK IN 2021

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) would like to thank our community of supporters and industry partners for making the inaugural NIFA such a success. Congratulations to each of the amazing nominees and winners!

Stay tuned for updates on the journeys of the 2020 NIFA Winners, and for details on nominating for the 2021 NIFA via our IFP website below.

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NIFA 2020 | Behind the Scenes

NIFA 2020 | Behind the Scenes

Image | The Bula'bula shoot, July 2020, photo by Hilary Crawford.NIFA 2020 | Behind the Scenes If you’ve watched the NIFA 2020 ceremony, then no doubt it’s brought on a smile and perhaps even a tear or two. If you haven’t spoiler alert! Save this read for later, and...

Indigenous Fashion Projects Pathways Program with David Jones

Indigenous Fashion Projects Pathways Program with David Jones

Expressions of Interest have opened for DAAFF’s IFP Pathways Program with David Jones. The newly launched program will facilitate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers across all stages of the development of a fashion label…

Acknowledgement of Larrakia Country

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation acknowledges the value, diversity and integrity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, design, music and performance as an integral expression of Australian culture and we respect the work of Art Centres in their support of the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural aspirations and expressions.

We acknowledge the Larrakia and Wurundjeri peoples, both past, present and emerging, as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation operates and will present its main events. We also acknowledge the diverse unceded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands right across Australia on which we work.

We are grateful for the opportunity to share these lands and are committed to working together with elders and Traditional Owners in realising the aspirations of our First Nations artists and designers.

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