We’re thrilled to hear the news from the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) that Covid-19 aside, the inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards will go on AND be broadcast via NITV this August 5th!
by The AFC
23 June 2020
And the NIFA Nominees are…
We’re thrilled to hear the news from the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) that Covid-19 aside, the inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (nifa) will go on, AND be broadcast via NITV this August 5th!
We’ve marked our calendars and will be spending some time looking through the incredible talent from over 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and fashion designers that have been recognised across the NIFA’s 6 categories including; Cultural Adornment and Wearable Art, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Environmental and Social Contribution, Community Collaboration, and Special Recognition.
Part of DAAFF’s Indigenous Fashion Projects and building on the annual Country to Couture runway event, the NIFA mark an important initiative recognising and celebrating the work of Australia’s First Nations creatives in Fashion, creating opportunities and pathways into the Industry.
MORE TO COME
Winners for each category will be selected by a panel of expert judges from the field, including AFC’S CEO Leila Naja Hibri, and announced on the 5th August on the NITV Broadcast.
Head to the NIFA website below for all the details and updates along with the complete list of amazing Nominees!
Blog Feature Image | Munupi Association Arts and Crafts Association, Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association & Ngaruwanajirri Art textiles. Photo courtesy of North. Nominated for the Textile Design Award Category.
The highly anticipated event saw ‘wearable art’ and structural pieces featuring bold colours, eclectic prints and a diverse range of models walk the runway amongst painted objects to match - designed by Jordan and a community of creatives.