Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards @ Fairmont Royal York, TO (Fri. Apr. 20, 2018)

by Kimberly Samnang, photography by A.J. Lam

The CAFAs took place on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at the Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto.

The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) are an annual award ceremony to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in Canadian fashion. The awards were established to encourage the economic development of the Canadian fashion industry and endorse Canadian cultural sovereignty. The event started in January 2014.

The awards include: Women’s Wear Designer of the Year, Menswear Designer of the Year, The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Fashion, The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Accessories, Accessory Designer of the Year, Joe Fresh Fashion Innovation, The Simons Fashion Design Student award, Image Maker Award, Outstanding achievement, Stylist of the Year, Model of the Year, Fresh Face of the Year, Fashion Impact Award, Digital Fashion Influencer of the Year, Global Fashion Business Leader Award, H&M Sustainability Award and the Suzanne Rogers Designer Grant for International Development.

The Outerwear Brand of the Year Award went to Canada Goose.

The International Style Icon Award was awarded to Canadian songstress Celine Dion.