• Welcome to CAFA

    CAFA was created to celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging taken in Canadian fashion industry. Mandated to grow a stronger appreciation of Canadian talent both at home and abroad, the national platform's goal is to foster the next generation of Canadian, international talent through an annual awards show and year-round economic development initiatives.

  • Official 2016 Honorary Chair

    After graduating in commerce from McGill, Michael Brownstein joined Browns Shoes in 1973 and became the president in 1998. He has successfully expanded the chain to its current 55 locations throughout Canada, assuring Browns’ reputation as the leading retailer of fashion footwear.

  • 2015 Vanguard Award Honoree & Host - Joe Zee

    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.

  • Official 2016 CAFA Nominees

    CAFA is very excited to announce the nominees for the 2016 CAFA Gala. CAFATM nominees have been selected by a nominating committee made up of 48 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...

  • 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 ...

SAVE THE DATE April 15, 2016
for Canada’s Most Fashionable Night

The 3rd annual Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards Gala
Fairmont Royal York Hotel , Toronto

2016 CAFA Nominees

For a complete list of our 2016 CAFA Nominees 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.

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!

Ron White

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.





Joe Zee

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.

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...

The 2015 Event

View our photos from CAFA events...

Fairmont - Official Hotel Partner of the 2016 CAFAs

Fairmont - Official Hotel Partner of the 2016 CAFAs

Fairmont is a proud supporter of Canada’s Fashion Community. For the ultimate pampering, Fairmont Gold is the ultimate upgrade to an exclusive hotel within a hotel.

Book your next stay today at Fairmont.