Celine Dion, Meghan Markle-favourite Greta Constantine and Maripier Morin were among those honoured at the 2018 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFAs) in Toronto on Friday (April 20). The glitzy affair took over the Fairmont Royal York as a who's who of Canadian talents donned their finest to emerging talents and fashion heavyweights. Yahoo Style's Joe Zee, an international force in the industry who has worked at ELLE and appeared on Gossip Girl and Ugly Betty, hosted the affair.
While Celine wasn't on hand to pick up her award, the fashion-forward singer was recognized with the International Style Icon award. The 50-year-old, ever the sartorial force (her backwards tuxedo, anyone?), has reinvented her aesthetic in the past few years with the help of celebrity stylist Law Roach. Fellow Quebecois icon and Hockey Wives star Maripier picked up the Digital Fashion Influencer of the Year statue.
Greta Constantine, the duo behind Meghan Markle's flouncy green skirt in Belfast, nabbed a new $20,000 grant to help a brand poised for international expansion. Royal favourite Erdem Moralioglu, fashion philanthropist Suzanne Rogers and designer Wayne Clark chose the brand's founders, Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, who launched their label in 2006.
Canada Goose also scored an inaugural nod for best outerwear brand, while Montreal labels Marie Saint Pierre and Atelier New Regime took top honours for womenswear and menswear, respectively. Luxe accessory line Ela was recognized for accessories, Nadja Swarovski as a Global Fashion Business Leader and Aldo Bensadoun of Aldo shoes with the Outstanding Achievement Award.