The spotlight was on Canada’s top fashion industry talents last weekend. The first Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards was hosted at the posh Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto on Saturday, February 1st. The after party, which was sponsored by Sephora, was also held at the hotel and went well into the night.
Highlights of the evening included Emerging Designer Sarah Stevenson winning a $10,000 cash prize, and an announcement by Honorary Chair Joe Mimran that Joe Fresh for Loblaw Companies Limited will also support the Emerging Talent Award winner with an exclusive mentorship program, and THE COLLECTIONS will be lending their services in producing a Spring/Summer 2015 look book.
The 2014 CAFA winners are:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Jeremy Laing
Menswear Designer of The Year: Travis Taddeo
Outstanding Achievement: Dean & Dan Caten (DSQUARED2)
Accessory Designer of The Year: Dexter & Byron Peart (WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie)
Canadian Style Award: Joe Mimran
Image Maker of the Year: Chris Nicholls
International Designer of the Year: Dean & Dan Caten (DSQUARED2)
Stylist of the Year: George Antonopolous
Model of the Year: Coco Rocha
Emerging Talent Award: Sarah Stevenson