Elisha Cuthbert at the CAFA nominees announcement
At the CAFA nominees announcement with Tenika Davis (actress), Elisha Cuthbert (actress), Vicky Milner (CAFA managing director)

At the CAFA nominees announcement with Tenika Davis (actress), Elisha Cuthbert (actress), Vicky Milner (CAFA managing director)

Taking place in the middle of Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards held a reception at the Ritz Carlton Hotel to announce the nominees of the upcoming inaugural Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards 2014. Actress Elisha Cuthbert was on hand to make the official honours.

Created to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements in Canadian fashion design, the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards gala takes place on February 1st, 2014 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. For more info visit www.cafawards.ca. For our photos from the nominees announcement, scroll down below.

Here is the official list of award categories and their nominees.

The Womenswear Designer of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian womenswear designer who has made a significant creative impact in the Canadian fashion industry.
Christie Smythe & Andrea Lenczner, SMYTHE
Denis Gagnon
Jeremy Laing
Kimberely Newport-Mimran, Pink Tartan
Kirk Pickersgill & Stephen Wong, Greta Constantine

The Menswear Designer of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian menswear designer who has made a significant creative impact in the Canadian fashion industry.
Davidson Manaloto, wings + horn
Philippe Dubuc
Philip Sparks
Travis Taddeo
Shawn Hewson, Bustle

The Emerging Talent Award will be presented to an innovative Canadian designer who is emerging as a true creative force in Canadian fashion.
Beaufille
Eliza Faulkner
Laura Siegel
Martin Lim
Sarah Stevenson
Sid Neigum

The Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to celebrate the exceptional career of an established Canadian fashion designer.
David Dixon
Dean & Dan Caten, DSQUARED2
Denis Gagnon
Lida Baday
Marie Saint-Pierre
Wayne Clark

The Accessory Designer of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion accessory designer who has made a significant creative impact in the Canadian fashion industry.
Dexter & Byron Peart, WANT Les Essentials de la Vie
Ela & Martin Aldorsson , Ela Handbags
John Fluevog
Jenny Bird
Maryam Keyhani

The Canadian Style Award will be presented to a Canadian who embodies the spirit of Canada and acts as an unofficial ambassador for Canadian fashion and culture.
Coco Rocha
Joe Mimran
Lisa Tant
Suzanne Boyd

The Image Maker Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion photographer or filmmaker who has made a significant impact within the Canadian fashion industry.
Chris Nicholls
Erin Kleinberg, Stephanie Mark, Jake Rosenberg, The Coveteur
Gabor Jurina
Max Abadian
Tommy Ton

The International Canadian Designer of the Year Award will be presented to a Canadian designer who has achieved International success and brought attention to Canadian talent on the world stage.
Dean & Dan Caten, DSQUARED2
Erdem Moralioğlu
Jeremy Laing
Jason Wu
Mark Fast

The Stylist of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion stylist who has made a significant impact within the Canadian fashion industry.
Cary Tauben
George Antonopolous
Liz Cabral
Peter Papapetrou
Susie Sheffman

The Model of the Year Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian model who has made a significant impact within the Canadian fashion industry.
Coco Rocha
Daria Werbowy
Linda Evangelista
Shalom Harlow
Yasmin Warsame

See our photos from the nominees announcement below.

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