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Here's what some of this year's winners had to say.
Winners of the Womenswear Designer of the Year award
"We’re so proud of Herieth Paul, one of the first shows she ever did was our show in Spring/Summer 2009 and she’s gone on to do so many amazing things." –Stephen Wong
Herieth Paul: Winner of the Model of the Year award
"This past fashion month, I loved [walking] the Balmain and Roland Mouret shows, it was amazing. The ELLE Canada team was backstage cheering me on! It’s nice to see familiar faces."
Simon Bélanger and José Manuel St-Jacques of Unttld: Winners of the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion
"We’re on a lucky strike, it feels like it’s our year. It’s really reassuring that we have good instincts, maybe we’re better businessmen than we think we are." –Simon Bélanger
Lauren Klassen: Winner of the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Accessories
"I winged my speech and I was a little terrified. I create products, and I hope they speak for themselves."
Wayne Clark: Recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award
"I remember seeing the cover of the Toronto Star with [fashion designer] Marylin Brooks, and thinking 'if I could ever be in that industry, then my dream would come true.' To have the career that I’ve had is unbelievable."
Madame Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau
Elle Macpherson: Recipient of The Vanguard Award Presented by Hudson’s Bay