• 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 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 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 2015 CAFA Winners

    CAFA is very excited to announce the winners for the 2015 CAFA Gala. CAFATM winners have been selected by separate Jury made up of 25 influential members of the Canadian Arts and Fashion community 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 is an investment in Canada – for Canada ...

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!

COUTUKITSCH

Emerging Fashion Fridays - COUTUKITSCH

Jewelry line CoutuKitsch is linked closely to the life of its founder, Dorian Kitsch. The very name pays homage to Dorian’s roots. Coutu is a family name representing her Metis heritage, while Kitsch is Dorian’s surname from her father’s stepfather.






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 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.

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