CAFA 2017 Nominees: The Full List of Canada’s Brightest Stars

Last night at the Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto’s Distillery District, the nominees for the 2017 Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) were announced to a group of fashion followers and industry insiders. We were thrilled to join in the celebration of Canada’s best and brightest stars. All 14 awards will be presented at the 4th annual CAFA gala on April 7th at the swish Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The list includes many names that have graced the pages of FASHION including Cailli and Sam Beckerman (up for Digital Influencer of the Year Award) who were recently featured in our February issue.

See the full list of nominees below and stay tuned to see who takes home all the awards on April 7th.
Womenswear Designer of the Year Award
Lucian Matis
Sid Neigum

Menswear Designer of the Year Award
Christopher Bates

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion
House of Nonie
Malorie Urbanovitch
Matthew Gallagher

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Accessories 
Daniel Christian Tang
Jon De Porter
Poppy Barley

Accessory Designer of the Year Award
Dean Davidson
Jenny Bird
Sully Wong

Joe Fresh Fashion Innovation Award
Dash Hudson

Simons Fashion Design Student Award
Adrian Zhao
Alex Armata
Curtis Oland
Xiaoyi Li

Image Maker of the Year Award
Caitlin Cronenberg
Max Abadian
Owen Bruce

International Canadian Designer of the Year Award
Tanya Taylor
Vejas Kruszewski

Stylist of the Year Award
Cary Tauben
Elizabeth Cabral
Juliana Schiavinatto

Model of the Year Award
Crista Cober
Meghan Collison
Pamela Bernier
Paolo Roldan

Sephora Fresh Face of the Year Award 
Ariel Himbeault
Elizabeth Davison
Emm Arruda
Sophie Touchet

Fashion Impact Award 
Christopher Paunil
David Dixon
Far and Wide Collective
Wear Your Label

Digital Fashion Influencer of the Year Award
Alexander Liang
Ania Boniecka for Ania B
Caillianne and Samantha Beckerman for Beckerman Blog