Meet The 2019 CAFA Nominees Who Are Shaping Canadian Fashion

Canada’s known for many things—hockey, maple everything, and of course, Drake—but what about fashion? It seems like that’s the one category that’s sadly, somehow gets underestimated. But did you know there are so many individuals who are shaping the Canadian fashion landscape? Hopefully you did but if you didn’t, then read on!

The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards celebrate just that. Called CAFA for short, this annual event showcases the outstanding achievement and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry. So without further ado, let’s meet the 2019 CAFA Award nominees!

The CAFA Awards 2019 will take place on May 30 at Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

The Womenswear Designer of the Year Award

 

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Ellie Mae Studios
Greta Constantine
LINE
Sid Neigum
UNTTLD

The Menswear Designer of the Year Award

 

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Christopher Bates
Frank And Oak
Raised by Wolves
18 Waits

The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion

 

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École de Pensée
Kathryn Bowen
Marie-Ève Lecavalier
NONIE
Andrew Coimbra

The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Accessories

 

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Corey Moranis
Warren Steven Scott
Angela Mitchell
Jessica Bedard
JY Gao

The Accessory Designer of the Year Award

 

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Pyrrha
Mejuri
Dean Davidson
Matt & Nat
Biko

The Outerwear Brand of the Year Award

 

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Kanuk
Mackage
Moose Knuckles
Nobis
Sentaler

The Joe Fresh Fashion Innovation Award

 

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Mejuri
Focals by North
Tiary
TypeSift

The Simons Fashion Design Student Award

 

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Cynthia Leung
Marie-Eve Aubry
Marysol Kim
Meron Kebebe
Justine Woods

The Image Maker of the Year Award

 

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Carlyle Routh
D. Picard
Greg Swales
Max Abadian
Owen Bruce

The Stylist of the Year Award 

 

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Cary Tauben
Corey Ng
Juliana Schiavinatto
Nadia Pizzimenti
Randy Smith

The Fresh Face of the Year Award

 

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Alyssah Paccoud
Cami You-Ten
Krow Kian
Mathieu Simoneau
Sara Kemper

The Model of the Year Award

 

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Hannah Donker
Judith Maria Bradley
Mae Lapres
Rachel Roberts
Tasha Tilberg

The Fashion Impact Award

 

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With Love Darling
Ron White Shoes
Sarah Jay
Brave Soles
Matt & Nat
Wuxly Movement

The Digital Fashion Influencer of the Year Award

 

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Fecal Matter
Grece Ghanem
Julia Mateian
Kayla Seah
Dani Roche

The H&M Sustainability Award

 

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Eliza Faulkner
Preloved
Kotn
Frank And Oak

Makeup Artist of the Year Award

 

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Grace Lee
Hung Vanngo
Leslie-Ann Thomson
Nicolas Blanchet
Simone Otis

Hair Artist of the Year Award

 

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Andrew Ly
David D’Amours
Harry Josh
Kirsten Klontz
Matthew Collins

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