CAFA Mentors

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CAFATM Mentors

CAFA is thrilled to provide a mentorship program to benefit the winners of The Swarovski Emerging Talent Award, Fashion, The Swarovski Emerging Talent Award, Accessories and The Fashion Design Student Award. The talented and successful professionals below have agreed to generously donate both time and expertise throughout the year to help these designers grow their brand and their business by providing assistance in critical business areas including Public Relations, Branding, Marketing, Finance, Distribution, and Digital support.

Thank you to all of our mentors for their ongoing commitment, dedication and support of the Canadian fashion Industry.

Ashlee Froese

Ashlee Froese

Partner, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Somsack Sikhounmuong

Somsack Sikhounmuong

Chief Design Officer, J.Crew

Paulo Leone

Paulo Leone

Brand Strategist & Creative Collaborator,
Founder of PlusOne

Richard Simons

Richard Simons

Vice President Merchandising, Co-owner Simons

Suzanne Timmins

Suzanne Timmins

Senior Vice President & Fashion Director Hudson’s Bay And Lord & Taylor

Demet Tepe

Partner at KPMG