Congratulations to all the Ryerson Fashion alumni and affiliates who were nominated last night, Wednesday, January 31st, for the 2018 CAFA Awards (Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards). The nominees were revealed at Thompson Landry Gallery in Toronto’s Distillery District. Five Ryerson Fashion Alumni and one Joe Fresh Centre Innovator were nominated.
See the list of nominees below.
Womenswear Designer of the Year Award
Lucian Matis (Fashion Design ‘03)
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion
ZOFF (Michael Zoffranieri, Fashion Design ‘16)
Accessory Designer of the Year Award
Ela (Ela Aldorsson, Fashion Communication ‘05)
Joe Fresh Fashion Innovation Award
Authentic or Not (Ahmer Beg, Joe Fresh Centre)
Simons Fashion Design Student Award
Bronwyn Seier (Fashion Design ‘17)
Digital Fashion Influencer of the Year Award
Beckerman Blog (Cailli Beckerman and Sam Beckerman, Fashion)
CAFA was created to celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry. The awards are often coined as "the Oscars of Canadian Fashion". Mandated to grow a stronger appreciation of Canadian talent both at home and abroad, the goal of CAFA as a national platform is to foster the next generation of Canadian talent through an annual awards show and year-round economic development initiatives.
Winners will be announced at the Gala on Friday April 20.