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Indigenous Understanding MYBennies: Clothing and Modern Fashion


Acknowledgement of Country

Mount St Benedict College acknowledges and pays respect to the past and present traditional custodians and elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Ancestors have walked this country and we acknowledge their special and unique place in our nation’s historical, cultural and linguistic identity.

Visitors should be aware that this Research Guide may contain images or documentation relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are deceased.

ABC News

For the first time in its 25-year history, the internationally acclaimed fashion event — Australian Fashion Week — opened with a 65,000-year-old custom: a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony by the Gadigal people.

Indigenous Fashion Projects

Welcome to Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP), brought to you by the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) Foundation, and the home of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), Country to Couture, and the IFP Pathways Program.


First Nations Fashion and Design is a non-profit platform that elevates First Nations voices in the fashion industry.

First Nations designers and artists from across the country have come together in Darwin to showcase some of the nation's leading Indigenous fashion.

Indigenous art is being turned into clothing that incorporates ethical fashion and traditional story telling.


World Book


FNFD is an NFP Indigenous Corporations our core business is in supporting the growth and development of the Indigenous Fashion Sector. We are a national voice representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers and creatives, creating ongoing access to opportunities, representation, skill development, and industry engagement.


Some of the Australia’s best talent can be found in Indigenous art centres across the country.