The 3rd Annual CAFATM Gala
The 3rd annual Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards Gala
event took place on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at the Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto.
Fashion Design Challenge
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2016 CAFA Winners
For a complete list of our 2016 CAFA Winners click below.
2016 Emerging Talent Award Submissions
The Emerging Talent Awards for Fashion Design and Accessory Design are 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.
In the Spotlight - Ron White
With over 20 years in the industry and a background in both biomechanics and fashion footwear, Canadian shoe designer Ron White is dedicated in bringing both style and comfort for men and women.
Elle Macpherson - 2016 Hudson's Bay Vanguard Award Honoree
Elle Macpherson is a prominent figure in business, fashion, film and television, having carved out a diverse and purposeful career over the past 30 years. Elle has endeavored to connect with people and projects that resonate with her values.
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The 2016 Event
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Other NEW 2016 Self Nominating Categories
This year we have introduced additional categories for self/peer nominations.
THE FRESH FACE OF THE YEAR AWARDTo be presented to an emerging Canadian model who the industry recognizes as one of Canada’s newest and brightest Fresh Faces.
THE FASHION INNOVATION AWARDTo be presented to a company that is innovating how we experience, consume or interact with fashion through technology.
THE FASHION IMPACT AWARDTo be presented to a Canadian designer or brand that has made a significant social or philanthropic impact in the Canadian and/or international community.
THE FASHION DESIGN STUDENT AWARDTo be presented to an exceptional fashion design student who has recently graduated from a Canadian fashion design program.
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!