The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) is thrilled to announce the winners for this year’s inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA).
The Fashion Design Award, recognises commercial fashion labels with a minimum of two collections of original design of clothing, jewellery or accessories.
Sharing cultural knowledge and expertise, these nominees have each had a significant impact in their field of work; they are artists, designers, innovators, mentors, leaders and change-makers.
NIFA | Environmental & Social Contribution Award, celebrating excellence and leadership in environmental and social development understanding, and practice in relation to textiles and fashion.
NIFA | Community Collaboration Award, recognising effective and productive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the textile and fashion industry.
NIFA | Textile Design Award, celebrating designs of woven, knitted or other textile constructions as well as dyed, printed or surface ornamented textiles.
NIFA | Cultural Adornment and Wearable Art Award, celebrating worn items that are created as fine or expressive art, used to define or express culture.
DAAFF is launching the inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (aka NIFAs), to be broadcast on NITV on the 5th August. With over 30 nominations across 6 categories, these awards recognise and celebrate the innovation, creativity, diversity and ethical practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, fashion designers, stylists, models, creative producers and artistic directors…
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