• Welcome to CAFA

    CAFA was created to celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in Canadian fashion industry. Mandated to grow a stronger appreciation of Canadian talent both at home and abroad, the national platform's goal is to foster the next generation of Canadian, international talent through an annual awards show and year-round economic development initiatives.

  • Official 2016 Honorary Chair

    After graduating in commerce from McGill, Michael Brownstein joined Browns Shoes in 1973 and became the president in 1998. He has successfully expanded the chain to its current 55 locations throughout Canada, assuring Browns’ reputation as the leading retailer of fashion footwear.

  • 2016 Hudson's Bay Vanguard Award Honoree - Elle Macpherson

    Elle Macpherson is a prominent figure in business, fashion, film and television, having carved out a diverse and purposeful career over the past 30 years. Elle has endeavored to connect with people and projects that resonate with her values.

  • Official 2016 CAFA Winners

    CAFA is very excited to announce the winners for the 2016 CAFA Gala. CAFATM winners have been selected by a Jury made up of influential members of the Canadian Arts and Fashion community from across the country...

  • Sponsorship

    The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) presents an excellent opportunity for organizations to create a highly visible alignment with Canadian culture, creativity, and innovation. An investment in CAFA is an investment in Canada – for Canada ...

The 3rd Annual CAFATM Gala

The 3rd annual Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards Gala
event took place on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at the Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto.

Fashion Design Challenge

Want to dress a nation? Enter our Fashion Design Challenge in partnership with @MapleLeafs!

OPEN CALL

CAFA is thrilled to introduce its Emerging Fashion Fridays spotlight series. As a fundamental part of our mandate, we are dedicated to promoting and supporting new talent in the field of fashion design. Each week, one of the nation's up-and-coming designers will be spotlighted through our Emerging Fashion Fridays feature. This is a chance to receive national exposure through CAFA's network and audience.
If you are a Canadian fashion designer with less than five years working in the industry, we want to hear from you.

Send your biography, and a copy of your most recent lookbook to emergingfridays@cafawards.ca.
Selected entries will be contacted with more information.
We look forward to discovering new Canadian talent every week!

Ron White

In the Spotlight - Ron White

With over 20 years in the industry and a background in both biomechanics and fashion footwear, Canadian shoe designer Ron White is dedicated in bringing both style and comfort for men and women.






Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson - 2016 Hudson's Bay Vanguard Award Honoree

Elle Macpherson is a prominent figure in business, fashion, film and television, having carved out a diverse and purposeful career over the past 30 years. Elle has endeavored to connect with people and projects that resonate with her values.

Sponsorship

The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) presents an excellent opportunity for organizations to create a highly visible alignment with Canadian culture, creativity, and innovation. An investment in CAFA...

The 2016 Event

View our photos from the 2016 CAFA Gala...

Porter - Official Airline Partner of the 2016 CAFAs

Porter - Official Airline Partner of the 2016 CAFAs

Fairmont - Official Hotel Partner of the 2016 CAFAs

Fairmont - Official Hotel Partner of the
2016 CAFAs

Fairmont is a proud supporter of Canada’s Fashion Community. For the ultimate pampering, Fairmont Gold is the ultimate upgrade to an exclusive hotel within a hotel.

Book your next stay today at Fairmont.