As well as this year’s honourees.
Update: The 2020 CAFA Awards have been postponed, it was announced today. The annual event will now be held sometime during the fall instead. In an email, CAFA said that it is working with its venue to finalize a new date which will announced soon.
CAFA’s president Vicky Milner said in a statement, “I am immensely grateful to our sponsors and partners for understanding and supporting this decision. While the current situation has put a strain on all of us, it does not negate the hard work and immense talent of this year’s nominated designers, brands, models, stylists, image makers, hair and makeup artists and industry leaders. We look forward to celebrating our fashion industry and everyone’s accomplishments later this year.”
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Original (12/03/2020): This morning, members of the Canadian fashion industry gathered at Clay in Toronto’s Gardiner Museum to witness the reveal of the nominees for the 2020 CAFA Awards. This year marks the seventh time the awards have been held to recognize national talent, and this year’s nominees include some of the country’s most exciting names.
A list of special honourees was announced ahead of the nominations, revealing that Business of Fashion‘s Imran Amed will be the 2020 CAFA Honorary Chair, whilst FASHION cover star Maye Musk will receive the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award in celebration of her incredible, boundary-breaking career. Drake’s brand OVO will receive the 2020 Vanguard Award and Tanya Taylor, whose designs have been worn by the likes of Gigi Hadid, Michelle Obama and Beyoncé, will receive the International Canadian Designer Award.
Of all the honourees and nominees, CAFA President Vicky Milner said in a release, “We are always amazed by the caliber of talent we have here in Canada, and are grateful for the opportunity to continue to shine a spotlight on these noteworthy people and brands.”
Below, see the full nominees list for the 2020 CAFA Awards:
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Judith & Charles
Menswear Designer of the Year
Frank And Oak
Hip and Bone
Raised by Wolves
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Accessories
Herschel Supply Co.
Matt & Nat
Outerwear Brand of the Year
SOIA & KYO
Joe Fresh Fashion Innovation Award
The Simons Fashion Design Student Award
Image Maker of the Year Award
Hudson’s Bay Stylist of the Year
Fresh Face of the Year
Model of the Year
Fashion Impact Award
Brass & Unity
Digital Fashion Creator
Frank And Oak
Makeup Artist of the Year Award
Hair Artist of the Year
The 2020 CAFA Awards are scheduled to take place on May 29 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. For tickets, click here.