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 Award Categories
For a complete list of our 2016 Award Categories 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!
Emerging Fashion Fridays - Sarah Sears
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Sarah Sears considers jewelry design her first love. Her journey began in 2008 during a trip to South East Asia to teach English. During her time in Chiang Mai, she enrolled in an introductory jewelry making course at the Nova Art Lab.
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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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 email@example.com.
Selected entries will be contacted with more information.
We look forward to discovering new Canadian talent every week!