2015 The Outstanding Achievement Award Nominees

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The Outstanding Achievement Award Nominees

The Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to celebrate the exceptional career of an established Canadian fashion designer.


David Dixon

Founded in 1995, a year after graduating Ryerson University. David Dixon remained true to his vision and focused on what he felt was a gap in the Canadian Fashion Industry – Women’s contemporary evening wear or event dressing. Interpreting the marriage between the classics and the modern, David Dixon’s clothing combines luxury with the functional, and the aspiration with the sensible. All of Dixon’s designs are manufactured in Canada, utilizing the best of imported fabrics sourced through out the globe with the overriding theme of luxury. Read More…


Lida Baday

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Lida Baday discovered early in life the possibilities inherent in fashion. The daughter of a dressmaker, Baday was exposed as a youngster to a world of exquisite fabrics and precise tailoring techniques – influences that continue to shape her aesthetic today. Following her graduation from the Fashion Design program at Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto, she designed women’s ready-to-wear in the burgeoning Toronto garment district. It was during this time that Baday began experimenting with jersey, the uniquely versatile fabric whose potential continues to intrigue and inspire her. Read More…


Marie Saint Pierre

A leader in the Canadian fashion scene for the last 25 years, Marie Saint Pierre has become the luxury house it is today. Renowned for its avant-garde, timeless and inspired designs, it also offers women’s ready-to-wear, fragrances, leather goods, accessories and the brand new home collection Habitat. Read More…