Presented by Indigenous Fashion Projects, a program of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation
One of the highlights of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair each year is Country to Couture – where First Nations textiles and fashion collide in a colourful showcase of wearable art.
Building on the growing textile design movement in remote Indigenous communities, this extremely popular runway event presents innovative collections from Indigenous designers and artists across Australia, as well as unique collaborations between Indigenous communities and well-known Australian labels. Celebrate 18 fashion collections across two different shows with the line up for each show announced in mid-June. Buy a ticket to both and receive a discount.
Country to Couture is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander textiles and fashion design and a contemporary way of cultural storytelling and sharing knowledge.
Injalak Arts with Lily Durland with contribution by Ally Beahan and Sister Buffalo
Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts in collaboration with Aly de Groot
Gali Swimwear by David Leslie in collaboration with Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts, Jasmine Miikika Craciun and Warlukurlangu Artists.
Juluwarlu Art Group
House of Darwin by Shaun Edwards in collaboration with Luna Tunes
Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
Hopevale Arts & Culture in collaboration with QUT
Ngali by Denni Francisco in collaboration with Lindsay Malay from Warmun Art
KAMARA in collaboration with Matakupaat Arts
Nagula Jarndu Designs
Ikuntji Artists in collaboration with Black Cat Couture
Tiwi Design in collaboration with Ossom
Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance
DandalooSu by Su Lousick
Gantharri by Bobbi Lockyer
Buluuy Mirrii by Colleen Tighe Johnson
Linda Puna from Mimili Maku Arts in collaboration with Unreal Fur
- Main Image Shadeene Evans wears the Vibrant Desert collection from the Papulankutja Artists collaboration with Black Cat Couture, Country to Couture, Photo by Charlie Bliss
- Additional images Photos by Charlie Bliss & James Giles