INDIGENOUS FASHION PROJECTS
Come and engage with the contemporary creations of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.
Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) returns to AAFW with the launch of collections from some of Australia’s leading First Nations designers. Each vibrant collection draws on the designer’s deep and personal connection to Country, collectively inviting you on an immersive sensory journey from the desert heart of Australia, along freshwater rivers, through to the sea.
Together on Gadigal Country from right across Australia, get ready for NEW and exclusive collections from:
- Kirrikin, By Wonnarua designer Amanda Healy
- Liandra Swim, By Yolngu designer Liandra Gaykamangu
- Maara Collective, By Yuwaalaraay designer Julie Shaw
- Native Swimwear, By Biripi and Ngarabal designer Natalie Cunningham
- Ngali, By Wiradjuri designer Denni Francisco
These six Indigenous women are fast making their mark on the global fashion landscape, pushing boundaries and using fashion as a platform to tell their stories, sharing their unique cultures through their designs. Sustainable practice by way of community engagement and caring for Country are key pillars in each designer’s work. From Indigenous Art Centre and artist collaborations, through to the innovative use of sustainable materials and techniques that merge cultural knowledge with contemporary practice.
With an exclusive performance from the iconic Jessica Mauboy, and a visual treat from acclaimed First Nations artist Wayne Quilliam, the runway will be brought to life with Creative Direction from Eastern Arrernte woman, Shilo McNamee alongside Al Weekes, Head Runway Stylist and Yorta Yorta man Rhys Ripper, and Producer Cat Rose.
The runway is proudly brought to you by Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP), organised to support the development of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander textile and fashion practice. IFP is a program of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) Foundation, a not-for-profit Indigenous organisation, owned and governed by the 70+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres it represents.
Front Row $239
Second Row $179
Third Row $139
Fourth Row $109
Hendrick’s Unusual High Tea Show Package $300
+ booking fee
Front Row ticket includes Hendrick’s Tini Martini cocktail on the runway and a Redken gift bag valued at $99.
All tickets include access to The Hub at Carriageworks, San Pellegrino soft beverages and Vittoria coffee.
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
Carriageworks is an accessible venue.
Further information on access can be found on the Carriageworks website.