The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) are back for a third consecutive year, celebrating the best in Canadian fashion. This year’s list of nominees includes Canadian fixtures such as Pink Tartan and Greta Constantine, but also welcomes new faces thanks to four new award categories: the Fresh Face of the Year Award, the Fashion Design Student Award, the Fashion Impact Award and the Fashion Innovation Award. A jury of celebrated fashion personalities will select winners, which will be revealed during the awards ceremony on April 15 in Toronto.

The nominees are:

The Womenswear Designer of the Year Award
Greta Constantine
Lucian Matis
Pink Tartan

The Menswear Designer of the Year Award

Christopher Bates
Frank and Oak
Wings Horns

Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Fashion Design
Matthew Gallagher

Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Accessory Design
Arc Jewellery
Daniel Christian Tang
Lauren Klassen
Sully Wong

The Accessory Design of the Year Award
Dean Davidson
Jenny Bird
Alan Anderson
WANT Les Essentiels

Image Maker of the Year Award
Max Abadian
Richard Bernardin
Arkan Zakharov
Gabor Jurina

The Fashion Blogger of the Year Award
The Coveteur
Beckerman Blog
The Haute Pursuit

The International Canadian Designer of the Year Award
Jason Wu
Tanya Taylor
Thomas Tait

The Stylist of the Year Award
Annie Horth
Juliana Schiavinatto
George Antonopoulos

The Model of the Year Award
Heather Marks
Kirsten Owen
Herieth Paul
Crista Cober

The Sephora Fresh Face of the Year Award
Adam Butcher
Emma Genier
Malik Lindo
Steph Smith

The Joe Fresh Fashion Innovation Award
Frank and Oak

The Fashion Impact Award
Browns Shoes Inc
Laura Siegel

The Fashion Design Student Award
Hamish Thwaites
Meghan Buckley
Patricia Nicolas
Tricia Crivellaro


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