Nationwide Indigenous Vogue Awards in Darwin showcases rising trend business

First Nations trend is about far more than simply garments.

In accordance with one of many folks behind the Nationwide Indigenous Vogue Awards, the fast-growing business is a gateway for higher recognition of First Nations folks and tradition extra broadly.

“Once we come collectively as Australians to make selections round issues like an [Indigenous] voice to parliament … folks could have a greater understanding,” Darwin Aboriginal Artwork Honest Basis Chair, Franchesca Cubillo, mentioned. 

“As a result of they’ve had these conversations with First Nations folks, as a result of they’ve purchased these textiles or they’ve seen work or trend.

“All of those essential first steps enable First Nations folks to take their place in Australia and be valued and appreciated.”

National Indigenous Fashion Awards, 2022, photo by Dylan Buckee.
The awards began throughout COVID lockdown in 2020. (Provided: Dylan Buckee)

The third annual NIFAs — which see Indigenous designers and artists from all around the nation recognised for his or her work — have been held in Darwin final night time.

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