• Welcome to CAFA

    The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) was created to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in Canadian fashion design. In doing so, we hope to encourage the economic development of the Canadian fashion industry and endorse Canadian cultural sovereignty.

  • Official 2014 Honorary Chair

    For more than 25 years, Joe Mimran has been a leading contributor to the fashion and design industry. With his sharp eye, impeccable attention to detail and insight into emerging trends, Joe has always been on the forefront of what’s next.

  • Official 2014 CAFA Winners

    Winners were selected by a Jury made up of 22 industry professionals from across the country.

  • Award Categories

    2015 CAFA nominees will be selected from across the country for their impact on the Canadian fashion industry and winners will be determined by a prestigious Jury of influential members of the Canadian Arts and Fashion community...

  • Sponsorship

    The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) presents an excellent opportunity for organizations to create a highly visible alignment with Canadian culture, creativity, and innovation. An investment in CAFA is an investment in Canada – for Canada ...

Second Annual CAFAs January 31st 2015

A dazzling, stylish, and sophisticated evening; the CAFA Gala unites artists and influencers from across the country to celebrate the diversity and creativity inherent in Canadian fashion as we recognize Canada’s most promising designers, stylists, image makers, and models.

Join us at the Fairmont Royal York on January 31st, 2015 for a night to remember.

2015 Official CAFA Nominees

We are thrilled to announce our official 2015 CAFA nominees. Nominees have been selected by a committee made up of 43 industry professionals from across the country.

Rita Tesolin

Rita Tesolin - Canadian Jewellery Designer

As a fundamental part of our mandate, CAFA is dedicated to promoting and supporting great Canadian fashion talent. In this exclusive series, we are honoured to introduce you to some of Canada’s fashion stars as we interview some of our country’s most talented and creative designers.





Jeanne Beker

Jeanne Beker - 2014 Vanguard Award Honoree

Jeanne Beker is one of the most iconic and influential women in the fashion industry, both in Canada and around the world. Jeanne is currently host of Bell Media’s FashionTelevisionChannel – Canada’s first and only 24-hour channel dedicated to fashion, beauty and design.

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.

Sponsorship

The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) presents an excellent opportunity for organizations to create a highly visible alignment with Canadian culture, creativity, and innovation. An investment in CAFA...

Fairmont Pacific Rim - Official Hotel Partner of the 2015 CAFAs

Fairmont Pacific Rim - Official Hotel Partner of the 2015 CAFAs

Fairmont Pacific Rim is a proud supporter of Canada’s Fashion Community. This downtown Vancouver hotel offers luxurious suites with captivating views of the water and mountains. For the ultimate pampering, Fairmont Gold is the ultimate upgrade to an exclusive hotel within a hotel.

Book your next stay today at Fairmont Pacific Rim.