DAAFF's Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) is encouraging nominations for the National Indigenous Fashion Awards.

Images: 1) Peggy Griffiths, Legacy Dress, Emu Feather Bag by Gail Manderson, model Billie-Jean Hamlet, photo by Georges Antoni for marie claire. 2) Winner of the 2020 Fashion Design NIFA, Julie Shaw with models Charlee Fraser and Billie-Jean Hamlet, wearing MAARA Collective. Photo by Georges Antoni for marie claire. 3) Arawunikiri, A Double Sided Spear used in ceremony, textile design by Bede Tungutulum, model Charlee Fraser, photo by Georges Antoni for marie claire.

Launched in 2020, the NIFA provides an exciting platform that recognises the talent ad innovation of Australia’s First Nations peoples across the fashion and textile industries. As a proud supporter of NIFA and DAAFF, Prgrss encourages everybody to get behind NIFA and nominate First Nation’s designers deserving of an opportunity to showcase their talents.

Recognising and showcasing excellence across six categories, the award ceremony is a unique opportunity for the Australian and international fashion community to connect to the world’s oldest living cultures and champion the building of this sector together.

Nominations close on May 31st. You can nominate via this form here and read more about the NIFA here.