Awards highlight Canadian fashion designers

Models wear some of Erdem Moralioglu's creations during the Erdem Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week runway show in London in February. The acclaimed Montreal-born, London-based talent Erdem was awarded the prize for international Canadian designer of the year at a gala held in Toronto on Friday night.

Celebrated designer Erdem Moralioglu has scored another big win at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards.

The acclaimed Montreal-born, London-based talent behind the Erdem label was awarded the prize for international Canadian designer of the year at a gala in Toronto on Friday night.

The award recognizes a designer who has achieved success abroad and brought attention to Canadian talent on the world stage.

It’s the second win in the category for the red-carpet favourite, whose creations have been worn by the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge and a long list of Hollywood A-listers. He also won the award in 2015.

Chloe and Parris Gordon, the sister duo behind the womenswear and accessory label Beaufille, took home the womenswear award.

The Feral by Zakariah Milana received the prize for menswear designer of the year.

Jewelry designer Jenny Bird got accessory designer of the year honours.

Two prizes were given to emerging talents: Womenswear label Maram was honoured in the fashion design category, while 3D printed jewelry creators Daniel Christian Tang got the nod in the accessory category. The winners of the emerging talent awards will each take home $10,000 and receive professional mentorship from industry veterans.

Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg was named image maker of the year, while Juliana Schiavinatto was awarded stylist of the year.

Edmonton-born Meghan Collison was named model of the year, while Oakville native Emm Arruda received the fresh face of the year award.

Veteran womenswear designer David Dixon was honoured with the fashion impact award, which recognizes a Canadian designer or brand that has made a significant social or philanthropic impact.

Montreal-based retail technology platform Salesfloor received the fashion innovation award.

Twin sisters Caillianne and Samantha Beckerman of Beckerman Blog were honoured in the digital fashion influencer category, while Xiaoyi Li received the fashion design student award.

Celebrated American fashion and interior designer Iris Apfel was honoured with the inaugural international style icon award.

The vanguard award went to Imran Amed, founder and CEO of The Business of Fashion.

[Source:-The Star]