CAFA 2022 Nominees: The Full List of Canada’s Top Talent in Fashion and Beyond

Photography by Royal Gilbert. Model, Ash Foo for Sutherland Models.

Including this year’s honourees, who are already winners!

By
Ivy Tang

Date August 23, 2022

The most stylish crowd in Toronto gathered at the Design Exchange on Tuesday morning for the highly-anticipated CAFA 2022 nominees announcement by the Canadian Art and Fashion Awards for its eighth annual gala — and news that the red carpet gala will once again be held in person.

The awards gala will be held on Oct. 15 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

“After two years of celebrating virtually, we are very much looking forward to gathering everyone together in-person to celebrate our industry and recognize the incredible talent we have here in Canada,” said CAFA’s President, Vicky Milner, who took to the stage at the breakfast reception to announce this year’s honourees, including the co-founders of SSENSE—Rami Atallah, Firas Atallah and Bassel Atallah—who are receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award “for their ground-breaking direct-to-consumer and retail innovation as well as the cultural influence they have garnered.”

Designer and founder of Fleur du Mal, Jennifer Zuccarini, will also be honoured with The International Canadian Designer Award for “her illustrious career and innovative approach to fashion.”

In addition to the full list of nominees across seventeen categories, Milner announced that applications are open for The Bay Fashion Fund, an initiative to support and foster emerging BIPOC designers and brands in Canada, from now till Sept. 8, at CAFAwards.ca. The fund will award the winning designer or brand with a grant of $25,000 and a three-year mentorship program. 

Without further ado, here are the nominees for CAFA 2022:

Womenswear Designer of the Year Award
Greta Constantine


LECAVALIER


UNTTLD


Hilary MacMillan


Silk Laundry

Menswear Designer of the Year Award
Mr. Saturday


SECTION 35


École de Pensée


Christopher Bates


Raised by Wolves

Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion
Adidem Asterisks


Kathryn Bowen


Lafaille


Maria Karimi


RVNG


Dorian Who

Award for Emerging Talent, Accessories
Jewels & Aces


Combinist Goods


Maguire


Mas


Steff Eleoff


Cyntia Miglio

Accessory Designer of the Year Award
L’intervalle


Biko


Maple


Ecksand


Melanie Auld Jewellery


Heirloom Hats

Outerwear Brand of the Year Award
Kanuk


Nobis


Quartz Co


Sentaler


Noize

Fashion Innovation Award
Blanka


BlackCart


Calico


FoldsWear

Fashion Design Student Award
Gabriel Paul Caron


Suki Chow


Kevin Quang Thai Nguyen


Lynne Hey


Mihaela Stoica

Image Maker of the Year Award
Renata Kaveh


Carlos Alyse


William Ukoh


Conor Cunningham


Justin Wu


Norman Wong

Stylist of the Year Award
Florence O. Durand


Nadia Pizzimenti


Nariman Janghorban


Amanada Lee Shirreffs


Skye Kelton


Georgia Groom

Fresh Face of the Year Award
Monywiir Deng


Belle Vanderkley


Mase Somonall


Willow Allen


Sihan Guo

Model of the Year Award
Ash Foo


Awar Odhiang


Kirsten Owen


Ariish Wol


Steph Shiu

Fashion Impact Award
Knix


Izzy Camilleri


Wide The Brand


Elita


Wuxly

Digital Fashion Creator Award
Laurence Fortin-Cote


Liv Judd


Myles Sexton


Sean Brown


Lexson Millington

The Sustainability Award
Triarchy


Kelly Drennan, Fashion Takes Action


Ecologyst


Bedi


Thesus


Wuxly

Makeup Artist of the Year Award
Leslie-Ann Thomson


Julie Cusson


Emily Cheng


Mimi Choi


Nisha Gulati


Viktor Peters

Hair Artist of the Year Award
Janet Jackson


Kirsten Klontz


Chanel Crocker


Matthew Collins


Kristjan Hayden