The Bay partners with CAFA on New Gen List

The Bay partners with CAFA on New Gen List

The Bay has partnered with the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards to launch its inaugural New Gen List, recognizing 25 of the country’s boldest and brightest rising stars across the fashion industry.

The bay partners with CAFA on New Gen List. – CAFA

The new category will be featured at the annual award gala, which celebrates Canadian-based designers and various members of Canada’s fashion industry, on October 15.

“CAFA has always believed that celebrating the outstanding work of Canadian talent is essential to fostering the next generation of creatives and supporting them in their careers,” said Vicky Milner, president of CAFA.

“Through the New Gen list we aim to further amplify homegrown talent and provide a platform for the voices of the new generation of creatives in Canada. CAFA is honoured to present the New Gen list with The Bay.”

The 2022 New Gen List includes makeup artists, photographers, stylists, hair artists, and more, from across Canada. Nominees include: 3-Dimensional, Alanna Fennell, Amika Cooper, Ara Coutts, Basia Wyszynski, Cash Labs, Christal Williams, Elyse Saunders, Jess Mori, Joshua Rille, and Kirk Lisaj. 

Completing the list is Lateisha Grant, Lian Benoit, Lindsay Anne Delaney, Lisa Kolmakova, Lynne Weare, Magdalena Sokoloski, Mei Pang, Mirian Njoh, Othello Grey, Rahnell Branton, Santanáe Luzige, Serena

“As one of the country’s leading destinations for life and style, it is important that we support emerging talent across disciplines who help shape the future of our industry,” said Laura Janney, chief merchant at The Bay. “Partnering with CAFA to deliver this inaugural list reflects our commitment, and we congratulate all who are honoured.”

At the Awards Gala, The Bay’s Fashion Fund recipient will also be honoured. The Fashion Fund is an initiative built to mentor and support emerging BIPOC designers and brands in Canada. This year, the fund will award one recipient with a $25,000 grant, coupled with a three-year mentorship program. 

In addition to the Awards Gala, CAFA will be hosting CAFA Week, a series of events leading up to the main event. This year’s event will have a focus on education and networking, in an effort to further support and foster the spirit of community within the Canadian fashion industry.

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