Welcome to the National Indigenous Fashion Awards

Launched in 2020, 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.

WATCH THE NIFA 2021 AND MEET THE WINNERS!

The 2021 Awards ceremony took place on Larrakia Country at the Darwin Convention Centre on Tuesday, 3 August 2021, and returned to screens with an NITV Facebook broadcast!

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Fashion Design Award

Fashion Design Award

The Fashion Design Award, recognises commercial fashion labels with a minimum of two collections of original design of clothing, jewellery or accessories.

Special Recognition Award

Special Recognition Award

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.

Environmental & Social Contribution Award Nominees

Environmental & Social Contribution Award Nominees

NIFA | Environmental & Social Contribution Award, celebrating excellence and leadership in environmental and social development understanding, and practice in relation to textiles and fashion.

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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