• 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 2015 Honorary Chairs

    For decades, Roots has been a leader in the retail industry in Canada with its commitment to environmental matters, literacy campaigns and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

  • 2015 Vanguard Award Honoree & Host - Joe Zee

    Joe Zee, editor-in-chief of Yahoo Style
    The culture of a nation is reflected in the many ways that people express themselves and fashion is the visible and collectively accessible means of that self-expression.

  • Official 2014 CAFA Winners

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

  • 2015 CAFA Nominees

    2015 CAFA nominees were 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 for a night to remember.

Hosted by Joe Zee, editor-in-chief of Yahoo Style

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2015 CAFA Nominees

CAFA is very excited to announce the nominees for the 2015 CAFA Gala. CAFATM nominees have been selected by a nominating committee made up of 44 industry professionals from across the country. Winners will be selected by a separate Jury made up of influential members of the Canadian Arts and Fashion community.

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.

Treana Peake

Treana Peake - Canadian Fashion 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.





Joe Zee

Joe Zee - 2015 Vanguard Award Honoree

The culture of a nation is reflected in the many ways that people express themselves and fashion is the visible and collectively accessible means of that self-expression. We believe the time has come for Canadian fashion, and the arts surrounding and supporting Canadian fashion, to step into the national spotlight.

2014 CAFA Winners

Our official winners have been selected by a Jury made up of 22 industry professionals from across the country.

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.