During the 2017 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) Gala, Xiaoyi Li, LaSalle College Fashion Design alumna, won The Simons Fashion Design Student Award, awarded to an exceptional Fashion Design student who has recently graduated from a Canadian Fashion Design Program.
During her acceptance speech on the Fairmont Royal York’s stage in Toronto, she took the time to thank François Bousquet, director of the International School of Fashion, Arts and Design and Milan Tanedjikov, Fashion Design teacher at LaSalle College for their support in her career.
Not only has her talent been recognized nationwide on Friday, April 7 at the CAFA Awards Gala, but she has also been awarded the AOF Scholarship Paris Masterclass Award on the 2016 edition of the Arts of Fashion competition in San Francisco, last October.
We wish to extend our warmest congratulations to Xiaoyi Li!
CAFA was created to support and celebrate the Canadian Fashion industry. Through the recognition and promotion of outstanding achievement and emerging talent in Canadian fashion, CAFA is dedicated to generating a stronger appreciation and market for our artists both in Canada and abroad and to support the economic development of the Canadian fashion industry. CAFA is committed to further developing and cultivating our homegrown talent by creating mentorship and financial opportunities as well as establishing collaborative partnerships that strive to unite the fashion community and the various, existing, fashion initiatives around the country.
About The Arts of Fashion Foundation
The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based, public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students. The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.
As a LaSalle College Fashion Design alumni, Milan Tanedjikov is a passionate worker! Now teacher lecturer at LaSalle College, he spoke to us about his collaboration with Estelle Gervais, one of his former students who created THEFINEPRINT Magazine.