Announcing the Nominees for the 2022 National Indigenous Fashion Awards!
Returning for the third year, we’re thrilled to now share with you the NIFA Nominee shortlist for 2022.
Fashion Designer Award
supported by Country Road
Recognising an Individual designer of original fashion apparel who has excelled both creatively and commercially.
Wearable Art Award
Supported by the Northern Territory Government
Recognising an individual designer for the creation of a single (not a collection) worn item of clothing, accessory or piece of jewellery that demonstrates excellence in design, craft and artistic expression.
Textile Design Award
Supported by RMIT
Recognising an individual designer of textiles, including woven, knitted or other textile constructions as well as dyed, printed or surface ornamented materials.
Business Achievement Award
Supported by KIN Fashion
This is a NEW award for an Individual or group, recognising leadership in a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business, showing both creative and commercial success in textiles and fashion.
Community Collaboration Award
Supported by CANBERRA CENTRE
Celebrating effective and productive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the textile and fashion industry.
Traditional Adornment Award
Supported by Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation
Recognising an individual or group for the design of Items that are created and worn to define or express culture. This award aims to encourage the creation and acknowledgement of traditional cultural regalia.
Congratulations to each of our incredible nominees!
Save the Date – 3 August 2022
We look forward to sharing their stories and celebrating in person at the NIFA ceremony on Larrakia Country! Join us for the winner announcements at the Deckchair Cinema on Wednesday evening, 3 August.
NITV will once again be following the event with a broadcast – stay tuned!
The National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA) are proudly presented by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s (DAAFF) Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP), and supported by the Northern Territory Government (NTG). With thanks to our media partners NITV and marie claire, and award partners Country Road, NTG, RMIT, Canberra Centre, and KIN Fashion.