The 2018 CAFA Nominations Are In

Big ups to all the nominees for the fifth annual Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards

Tara MacInnis
RALPH announced the 2018 CAFA nominations in the Distillery District

Last night, the nominations for the fifth annual Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) were announced in the Distillery District in Toronto. The organization works to support both emerging and established talent in the Canadian fashion industry. Past winners include Coco Rocha, Chloe and Parris Gordon of Beaufille and Jenny Bird.

One big addition to this year’s gala is the Suzanne Rogers Designer Grant for International Development, awarded to a designer or brand that has experienced growth that could lead to international expansion. The winner will be chosen by Suzanne Rogers, Erdem Moralioglu and Wayne Clark, and they’ll receive $20,000 support their continued development.

Scroll to see the full list of Canadian designers, stylists, photographers, influencers and models who could win at the 2018 CAFAs on April 20, and a big congrats to all the nominees!

The Womenswear Designer of the Year Award

Greta Constantine
Lucian Matis
Marie Saint Pierre
Stephan Caras
UNTTLD

The Menswear Designer of the Year Award

Atelier New Regime
Christopher Bates
Dalla
Reigning Champ

The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion

Andrew Coimbra
Angelene
Markoo
WRKDEPT
ZOFF

The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Accessories

Alynne Lavigne
JY Gao
Laurie Fleming
Poppy Barley
Sofia Zakia

The Accessory Designer of the Year Award

Biko
Cuchara Jewelry
Ela
Herschel Supply Co.
Zvelle

The Joe Fresh Fashion Innovation Award

Authentic or Not
North Aware
Passen
Shop Shops
Tulip

Simons Fashion Design Student Award

Bronwyn Seier
Jessy Colucci
Larry Frederick Alan James Weir
Lesley Hampton
Mary Marino

The Image Maker of the Year Award

David Picard
Gordon Von Steiner
Malina Corpadean
Norman Wong
Petra Collins

The Stylist of the Year Award

Cary Tauben
Corey Ng
Karla Welch
Leslie Fremar

The Fresh Face of the Year Award

Aleece Wilson
Elizabeth Salt
Fred Juneau
Natalie Ludwig
Ryan Keating

The Model of the Year Award

Adrianne Ho
Amber Witcomb
Grace Mahary
Simon Nessman

The Fashion Impact Award

Niminimi
Peggy Sue Collection
Shine The Light On
The Pin Project
Triarchy

The Digital Fashion Influencer of the Year Award

Ania Boniecka
Caillianne and Samantha Beckerman
Jillian Lansky
Maripier Morin

The Outerwear Brand of the Year Award

ARCTERYX
Canada Goose
Mackage
Sentaler

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