Yesterday amongst a set of larger than life water lilies, six of the nation’s up and coming Indigenous designers made their mark on Australian Fashion Week for the first time.

A partnership between David Jones and the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF), the Indigenous Fashion Projects runway was curated by Perina Drummond, showcasing the collections from MAARA CollectiveNative SwimwearNgaliLiandra SwimIndii Swimwear and Kirrikin. These on the rise designers are part of our Pathways Program, an ongoing initiative that’s committed to working towards a more inclusive fashion industry.