CAFA is thrilled to introduce its Emerging Fashion Fridays spotlight series. As a fundamental part of our mandate, we are dedicated to promoting and supporting new talent in the field of fashion design. Each week, one of the nation's up-and-coming designers will be spotlighted through our Emerging Fashion Fridays feature. This is a chance to receive national exposure through CAFA's network and audience.
If you are a Canadian fashion designer with less than five years working in the industry, we want to hear from you.
Send your biography, and a copy of your most recent lookbook to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selected entries will be contacted with more information.
We look forward to discovering new Canadian talent every week!
Emerging Fashion Fridays - Opelle
Striking the perfect balance between luxury and functionality, homegrown label Opelle is making a splash in the Canadian fashion scene with its line of high quality handbags. The brand’s vision is to “create pieces that close the gap between traditional luxury & fast-fashion”. Using 100% genuine leather handcrafted in a utilitarian design, Opelle’s Permanent Collection encompasses 24 unique styles with seasonal collections released twice a year.
Emerging Talent Competitions
The Emerging Talent Awards for Fashion Design and Accessory Design are the only CAFA Award categories eligible for self nomination. These two Awards will be presented to innovative Canadian designers who are emerging as true creative forces in Canadian fashion. Each Emerging Talent Award winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and gain national and international exposure and recognition.
Joe Zee - 2015 Vanguard Award Honoree
Joe Zee is the Editor in Chief and Executive Creative Officer of Yahoo Style where he leads the vision, creative direction and development of the new Yahoo Style digital magazine. Joe will also bring his style expertise and insider access to create video series, original programming, and special events for Yahoo’s upcoming fashion and beauty magazines.
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The 2015 Event
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The 2015 CAFAs
The 2nd annual Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards was an incredible evening and a true celebration of the wonderful talent we have in our country. Thank you to everyone who made that evening possible and a big congratulations to all of the nominees and award winners. Here are just some highlights of Canada’s Most Fashionable Night!