Update: The CAFA gala has been postponed until fall 2020 due to the current developments with COVID-19. The organization has released a statement noting that they are working with the venue to finalize a new date. “I am immensely grateful to our sponsors and partners for understanding and supporting this decision,” said CAFA president Vicky Milner. “While the current situation has put a strain on all of us, it does not negate the hard work and immense talent of this year’s nominated designers, brands, models, stylists, image makers, hair and makeup artists and industry leaders. We look forward to celebrating our fashion industry and everyone’s accomplishments later this year.”

It’s official: The biggest night in Canadian fashion is back. The nominees and honourees for the 2020 Canadian Fashion and Arts Awards (CAFAs) were revealed today at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.

Now in its seventh year, the awards recognize all the leading and emerging talents who are building the fashion industry at home and abroad. Imran Amed, founder and editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion, has been appointed the 2020 CAFA Honorary Chair. The three honourees include model Maye Musk (Outstanding Achievement Award), Oliver El-Khatib of October’s Very Own (Vanguard Award) and womenswear designer Tanya Taylor (International Canadian Designer Award) .

Here is the full list of nominees:

The Womenswear Designer of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian womenswear designer who has made a significant creative impact in the fashion industry. The nominees are:

Beaufille
Eliza Faulkner
Greta Constantine
Judith & Charles
UNTTLD

The Menswear Designer of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian menswear designer who has made a significant creative impact in the fashion industry. The nominees are:

3.PARADIS
Dime
Frank And Oak
HAVEN
Hip and Bone
Raised by Wolves

The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion will be presented to an innovative Canadian designer who is emerging as a true creative force in fashion design. The nominees are:

Luxton Woman
Mani Jassal
RVNG
Spencer Badu
Steven Lejambe
Victoria Hayes

The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Accessories will be presented to an innovative Canadian designer who is emerging as a true creative force in fashion accessory design. The nominees are:

Angela Mitchell
Cat Janiga
Fellow Earthlings
Fumile
Maguire Boutique
Partoem

The Accessory Designer of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion accessory designer who has made a significant creative impact in the fashion industry. The nominees are:

Biko
ela Handbags
Herschel Supply Co.
Matt & Nat
Mejuri
Wolf Circus

The Outerwear Brand of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian outerwear brand who has made a significant impact in the fashion industry. The nominees are:

Arc’teryx
Kanuk
Sentaler
SOIA & KYO
Nicole Benisti

The Joe Fresh Fashion Innovation Award will be presented to a Canadian company or individual that is innovating how we experience, consume or interact with fashion through technology. The nominees are:

42 Technologies
Casca
Sheertex
Spocket
Sozie

The Simons Fashion Design Student Award will be presented to an exceptional Canadian fashion design student who has recently graduated from a fashion design program. The nominees are:

Charlotte Deneux
Matin Mithras
McJoyin Rey
Pierre-Olivier Allard
Rachel Sudbury

The Image Maker of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion photographer or filmmaker who has made a significant impact within the fashion industry. The nominees are:

Bryan Huynh
Carlyle Routh
Greg Swales
Justin Wu
Maya Fuhr
Royal Gilbert

The Hudson’s Bay Stylist of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion stylist who has made a significant impact within the fashion industry. The nominees are:

Corey Ng
Nadia Pizzimenti
Olivia Leblanc
Randy Smith
Zeina Esmail

The Fresh Face of the Year Award presented by NARS Cosmetics will be presented to an emerging Canadian model who the industry recognizes as one of Canada’s newest and brightest fresh faces. The nominees are:

Anisha Sandhu
Ariish Wol
Nic Kim
Nya Gatbel
Rachelle Harris
Shayna McNeill

The Model of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian model who has made a significant impact within the Canadian fashion industry.

Charles Oduro
Fred Juneau
Kate Bock
Mae Lapres
Malik Lindo

The Fashion Impact Award will be presented to a Canadian designer or brand that has made a significant social or philanthropic impact in the Canadian and/or international community. The nominees are:

Brass & Unity
Knix
Lesley Hampton
Manitobah Mukluks
Obakki
Sarah Jay

The Digital Fashion Creator Award will be presented to a Canadian fashion blogger or website that demonstrates creativity, excellence, and range in online fashion critique, reporting, and photography. The nominees are:

Ania Boniecka
Donté Colley
Lauren Chan
Lily Yange
Sarain Fox
Valeria Lipovetsky

The Sustainability Award will be presented to a Canadian designer, brand or individual taking action and inspiring change in the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future. The nominees are:

Frank And Oak
Kent Woman
Norden
TAMGA Designs
Wuxly

The Makeup Artist of the Year Award will be presented to an innovative Canadian makeup artist who is a true creative force in the fashion and beauty industry. The nominees are:

Beau Nelson
Geneviève Lenneville
Grace Lee
Nicolas Blanchet
Sabrina Rinaldi

The Hair Artist of the Year Award will be presented to an innovative Canadian hair artist who is a true force in the fashion and beauty industry. The nominees are:

David D’Amours
Justin German
Kirsten Klontz
Matthew Collins
Steven Turpin

Congratulations to all the honourees and nominees! The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards gala will be held on May 29 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.