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
Marie Saint Pierre
The Menswear Designer of the Year Award
Atelier New Regime
The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion
The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Accessories
The Accessory Designer of the Year Award
Herschel Supply Co.
The Joe Fresh Fashion Innovation Award
Authentic or Not
Simons Fashion Design Student Award
Larry Frederick Alan James Weir
The Image Maker of the Year Award
Gordon Von Steiner
The Stylist of the Year Award
The Fresh Face of the Year Award
The Model of the Year Award
The Fashion Impact Award
Peggy Sue Collection
Shine The Light On
The Pin Project
The Digital Fashion Influencer of the Year Award
Caillianne and Samantha Beckerman
The Outerwear Brand of the Year Award