About The 2018 Self-Nominating Categories
These two Awards will be presented to innovative Canadian designers who are emerging as true creative forces in Canadian fashion. Each Emerging Talent Award winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, mentorship for one year from industry experts in the fields of marketing, Finance, PR, Branding etc. and gain national and international exposure.
THE FRESH FACE OF THE YEAR AWARD is to be presented to an emerging Canadian model who the industry recognizes as one of Canada’s newest and brightest Fresh Faces.
THE MODEL OF THE YEAR AWARD is to be presented to a Canadian model who has made a significant impact within the Canadian fashion industry.
THE SIMONS FASHION DESIGN STUDENT AWARD is to be presented to an exceptional fashion design student who has recently graduated from a Canadian fashion design program. The winner of this Award will receive a cash prize of $5,000, mentorship for one year from industry experts in the fields of marketing, Finance, PR, Branding etc. and gain national and international exposure.
THE FASHION IMPACT AWARD is to be presented to a Canadian designer or brand that has made a significant social or philanthropic impact in the Canadian and/or international community.
THE JOE FRESH FASHION INNOVATION AWARD is to be presented to a company that is innovating how we experience, consume or interact with fashion through technology. Applicants will have their applications and businesses reviewed by a separate, esteemed subcommittee of top-tier Canadian investment managers, led by Joe Fresh President, Ian Freedman.
Each of the final nominees/entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their companies to a panel of top-tier Canadian institutional investors. The final winner will be chosen by this subcommittee and announced on the night of the CAFA Gala.