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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/

Mantella Sponsors the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards

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Mantella, a family-owned real estate developer of more than 65 years, recognized the CAFAs’ potential to illuminate the country’s brightest stars and immediately jumped on board. “Canada is full of talented artists and designers,” said Robert Mantella, president and CEO of Mantella, which his grandfather, Anthony, started in 1946. “But the Canadian market is much smaller than…

Mantella Corp. announced it is the exclusive gold sponsor at the first Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA.)

According to a release, the CAFAs were created to honour and draw attention to accomplished and emerging Canadian fashion designers in the hopes of increasing their prominence on the global stage.

Mantella, a family-owned real estate developer of more than 65 years, recognized the CAFAs’ potential to illuminate the country’s brightest stars and immediately jumped on board. “Canada is full of talented artists and designers,” said Robert Mantella, president and CEO of Mantella, which his grandfather, Anthony, started in 1946. “But the Canadian market is much smaller than in the U.S. and Europe.”

This makes it more challenging for designers to secure the needed capital to produce collections, organize fashion shows and find proper representation, he adds. Awards such as the CAFAs create a launch pad to boost designers’ national and international presence, providing “the Canadian fashion industry with the support and recognition it deserves.”

More information:

www.mantella.ca

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Mantella Corp. announced it is the exclusive gold sponsor at the first Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA.)

According to a release, the CAFAs were created to honour and draw attention to accomplished and emerging Canadian fashion designers in the hopes of increasing their prominence on the global stage.

Mantella, a family-owned real estate developer of more than 65 years, recognized the CAFAs’ potential to illuminate the country’s brightest stars and immediately jumped on board. “Canada is full of talented artists and designers,” said Robert Mantella, president and CEO of Mantella, which his grandfather, Anthony, started in 1946. “But the Canadian market is much smaller than in the U.S. and Europe.”

This makes it more challenging for designers to secure the needed capital to produce collections, organize fashion shows and find proper representation, he adds. Awards such as the CAFAs create a launch pad to boost designers’ national and international presence, providing “the Canadian fashion industry with the support and recognition it deserves.”

More information:

www.mantella.ca

((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

“Canada’s fashion designers have continued to make waves across the world, and it’s events like the CAFAs that offer them the support and the recognition they deserve,” said Robert Mantella, President and CEO of Mantella Corporation, a family-owned development firm that’s operated for over 65 years. “By shining the spotlight on these innovators, the CAFAs help elevate their presence both at home and across the globe, really demonstrating what our homegrown talent is capable of.”

“Fashion is a form of expression, and those who are honoured at the CAFAs are the Canadians adding to the possibilities of what we can say with our clothing,” says Sylvia Mantella, Mantella Corporation’s Chief Marketing Officer and the Chair of the CAFA Nominating Committee overseeing 43 members for the second consecutive year, who also presented [Mikhael Kale] with his award at this year’s event. “These are the designers who have both set the stage and are forging new paths for the future of fashion in this country. It’s an amazing event for Mantella Corporation to be

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – March 5, 2015) – For the second year in a row, Mantella Corporation was a leading sponsor for the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFAs), helping to make the premier celebration of Canada’s brightest fashion stars another momentous success.

This past January, the Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto was bustling with the country’s top designers and fashion-forward VIPs for the second annual CAFAs. Guests enjoyed a buzzing cocktail reception, decadent gala dinner and lively entertainment over the course of the evening. But the highlight of the night, of course, was the awards presentation, which honoured the country’s leading designers, tastemakers and trailblazers of the fashion industry.

“Canada’s fashion designers have continued to make waves across the world, and it’s events like the CAFAs that offer them the support and the recognition they deserve,” said Robert Mantella, President and CEO of Mantella Corporation, a family-owned development firm that’s operated for over 65 years. “By shining the spotlight on these innovators, the CAFAs help elevate their presence both at home and across the globe, really demonstrating what our homegrown talent is capable of.”

Editor-in-chief of Yahoo Style Joe Zee, who also received this year’s Vanguard Award, hosted the evening, and a number of high-profile presenters, including model Chantelle Brown-Young, supermodel Yasmin Warsame, actress Elisha Cuthbert, and philanthropist Suzanne Rogers, bestowed the beautiful Karim Rashid-designed awards. The royal couple of Canadian fashion Joe Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran were also in attendance. Roots Canada co-founders Michael Budman and Don Green were also the honorary chairs of the 2015 CAFAs.

This year’s winners included Mikhael Kale, who took home the Womenswear Designer of the Year award, Philippe Dubuc, who won the Menswear Designer of the Year award, and Tommy Ton, who was named this year’s Sephora Image Maker. Sid Neigum was also given the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent and Montreal-based designer Marie Saint Pierre was honoured for her work in the fashion and arts community with the CAFA’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

“Fashion is a form of expression, and those who are honoured at the CAFAs are the Canadians adding to the possibilities of what we can say with our clothing,” says Sylvia Mantella, Mantella Corporation’s Chief Marketing Officer and the Chair of the CAFA Nominating Committee overseeing 43 members for the second consecutive year, who also presented Mikhael Kale with his award at this year’s event. “These are the designers who have both set the stage and are forging new paths for the future of fashion in this country. It’s an amazing event for Mantella Corporation to be part of.”