The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards nominees are…
Wednesday night, the 2016 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) were announced in Toronto – and there are some familiar faces and brands who earned recognition. Greta Constantine, LINE, bloggers The Coveteur and Lucian Matis are among those up for a statue on April 15.
The annual ceremony is one of the few times Canada-based crafters of couture and clothing are honoured for their wares and work. Back for its third year, CAFA managing director Vicky Milner says it’s an important platform for the industry.
“CAFA’s ongoing objective is to provide a platform for new and established designers, photographers, stylists and models to gain recognition both at home and abroad,” she said in a written statement with Global News. “Over the last year, we’ve evolved our awards categories with the intent of expanding our audience and reaching out to different sectors of the industry. In addition, this year’s initiatives will focus on establishing connections between industry professionals from across the nation as well as internationally to promote the growth of our talent’s profile and networks exponentially.”
At the ceremony, four new self- and peer-nominated awards were announced:
- Fresh Face of the Year Award. It honours a new Canadian model who is a rising talent.
- Fashion Design Student Award. This will be given to a recent graduate from a Canadian fashion design program.
- Fashion Impact Award. It recognizes a Canadian designer or brand that has made a significant impact on the community.
- Fashion Innovation Award. This will highlight a designer who uses technology to innovate their wares.
Here is a full list of this year’s nominees.
The Womenswear Designer of the Year Award
The Menswear Designer of the Year Award
Frank and Oak
Wings + Horns
Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Fashion Design
Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Accessory Design
Daniel Christian Tang
The Accessory Design of the Year Award
WANT Les Essentiels
Image Maker of the Year Award
The Fashion Blogger of the Year Award
The Haute Pursuit
The International Canadian Designer of the Year Award
The Stylist of the Year Award
The Model of the Year Award
The Sephora Fresh Face of the Year Award
The Joe Fresh Fashion Innovation Award
Frank and Oak
The Fashion Impact Award
Browns Shoes Inc
The Fashion Design Student Award
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