CANADIAN FASHION AWARDS: CAFA 2014

BRAVO TO THE FOUNDERS, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CANDIDATES,
It has been sometime since Canadian Fashion was celebrated with an awards show. Kudos go out to those who have endeavoured to organise and sponsor such an event! Their nominating committee, their ambassadors, and their jury have been chosen from across the country, making it a truly national event. The following intro and the list of nominees are an excerpt from their extensive website: http://cafawards.ca/ Do take a look!

2014 Official CAFA Nominees

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About CAFATM

CAFA was created to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in Canadian fashion design. In doing so, we hope to encourage the economic development of the Canadian fashion industry and endorse Canadian cultural sovereignty.

The culture of a nation is reflected in the many ways that people express themselves and fashion is the visible and collectively accessible means of that self-expression. We believe the time has come for Canadian fashion, and the arts surrounding and supporting Canadian fashion, to step into the national spotlight. By shining a spotlight on these artists, we hope to create a stronger appreciation and market for Canadian fashion and help create an economic landscape in which creative business models can flourish so that Canadian talent can afford to remain on Canadian soil.

CAFATM nominees have been selected by a nominating committee made up of 35 industry professionals from across the country. Winners will be selected by a separate Jury made up of influential members of the Canadian Arts and Fashion community.

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 Canadian fashion industry.                            

  • Official 2014 Nominees are
  • Christie Smythe & Andrea Lenczner, SMYTHE
  • Denis Gagnon
  • Jeremy Laing
  • Kimberely Newport-Mimran, Pink Tartan
  • Kirk Pickersgill & Stephen Wong, Greta Constantine

 

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 Canadian fashion industry.                            

  • Official 2014 Nominees are
  • Davidson Manaloto, wings + horn
  • Philippe Dubuc
  • Philip Sparks
  • Travis Taddeo
  • Shawn Hewson, Bustle

 

The Emerging Talent Award will be presented to an innovative Canadian designer who is emerging as a true creative force in Canadian fashion.                            

  • Official 2014 Nominees are
  • Beaufille
  • Eliza Faulkner
  • Laura Siegel
  • Martin Lim
  • Sarah Stevenson
  • Sid Neigum

 

The Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to celebrate the exceptional career of an established Canadian fashion designer.                            

  • Official 2014 Nominees are
  • David Dixon
  • Dean & Dan Caten, DSQUARED2
  • Denis Gagnon
  • Lida Baday
  • Marie Saint-Pierre
  • Wayne Clark

 

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 Canadian fashion industry.                            

  • Official 2014 Nominees are
  • Dexter & Byron Peart, WANT Les Essentials de la Vie
  • Ela & Martin Aldorsson , Ela Handbags
  • John Fluevog
  • Jenny Bird
  • Maryam Keyhani

 

The Canadian Style Award will be presented to a Canadian who embodies the spirit of Canada and acts as an unofficial ambassador for Canadian fashion and culture.                            

  • Official 2014 Nominees are
  • Coco Rocha
  • Joe Mimran
  • Lisa Tant
  • Suzanne Boyd

 

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

  • Official 2014 Nominees are
  • Chris Nicholls
  • Erin Kleinberg, Stephanie Mark, Jake Rosenberg, The Coveteur
  • Gabor Jurina
  • Max Abadian
  • Tommy Ton

 

The International Canadian Designer of the Year Award will be presented to a Canadian designer who has achieved International success and brought attention to Canadian talent on the world stage.                            

  • Official 2014 Nominees are
  • Dean & Dan Caten, DSQUARED2
  • Erdem Moralioğlu
  • Jeremy Laing
  • Jason Wu
  • Mark Fast

 

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

  • Official 2014 Nominees are
  • Cary Tauben
  • George Antonopolous
  • Liz Cabral
  • Peter Papapetrou
  • Susie Sheffman

 

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.                            

  • Official 2014 Nominees are
  • Coco Rocha
  • Daria Werbowy
  • Linda Evangelista
  • Shalom Harlow
  • Yasmin Warsame

 

http://cafawards.ca/

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