Gala Spotlights Black Creatives in Canada’s Fashion and Beauty Industry

Diversity and inclusion in fashion and beauty are hot topics. While there appears to be a lack of representation and recognition of black creatives in the industry, Black Fashion and Beauty Gala (BFBG) We are working to change that narrative. Held at The Grand Luxe Event Boutique in Toronto, Canada on September 24th, the event was the first poised to recognize and reward the contributions of Black people in fashion and beauty. The city’s most diverse mix of budding hairstylists, makeup artists, fashion stylists, retailers, designers, models, estheticians and influencers gathered at the event venue under the theme “Phoenix Rises from the Ashes”. Celebrated black talent and accomplishments.

Stacey Mackenzie — Supermodel, actress, runway coach and television personality.

The Black Fashion and Beauty Gala paid special tribute to Stacey Mckenzie, who has walked for some of the fashion industry’s top designers including Jean Paul Gauthier, Betsy Johnson, Thierry Mugler, Phat Pharm, Alexander McQueen, Todd Oldham and Bustle Clothing. . Please name a few.

In a statement prior to the event, BFBG Awards founder Anne-Marie Daniel-Baker said: fashion and beauty industry. To mark the launch, the BFBG Awards presents supermodel, actress, runway her coach, and television personality Stacy Her Mackenzie with the prestigious Trailblazer and Lifetime Her Achievement Awards. This coveted award honors industry giants who have not only significantly broken the glass ceiling and paved the way for others, but who are also innovative leaders who consistently inspire their communities. ”

Winner of the Black Fashion and Beauty Gala 2022.

The event featured an awards ceremony, runway show, networking, entertainment, and the awards ceremony itself featured 11 nomination categories, 1 red carpet and 1 honorary award. The solid bronze, gold-plated archer statue mounted on a marbled slab base was awarded to his creative Canadian Black nominated in the following categories: Artist of the Year, Skincare Brand of the Year, Makeup Brand of the Year, Makeup Artist of the Year, Esthetician of the Year, Retailer of the Year Winner of the Year, Fashion Stylist of the Year, Designer of the Year, Red Carpet Best Dressed.

Notable are the following winners:

hollywood jade — Jade Anderson, known professionally as Hollywood Jade, is a Canadian dancer and choreographer best known for her regular appearances on the reality television series Canadian Drag Race.

Tinomi Banks — Sheldon McIntosh, known professionally as Tinomi Banks, is a Canadian drag queen. A staple of Toronto’s queer nightlife scene since the 2010s, Banks has performed in drag for over a decade before appearing on reality competition television for his series Canadas his drag first in his race. participated in the season of

Rosemary Sadlier — Rosemary Sadlier was president of the Ontario Black Historical Society (OBHS) from 1993 to 2015. As president, she contributed to the awareness of black history through her programs of education, research, and outreach.

cafery van horn — Caffery Vanhorne is an award-winning stylist with a long history of excellence in fashion and conceptual design. A multidisciplinary artist, her Caffery resides in the worlds of fashion, photography and interiors her design. Often described as a ‘one-man show’, he can not only create compelling vignettes, but also shoot them through his own lens. Working with a combination of optimism in his favorite media, and as one of his new hosts on his HGTV Canada show, STYLED, he has revealed his next challenge.

Photo courtesy of Black Fashion and Beauty Gala.

Black Fashion and Beauty Gala (BFBG Awards) is an annual red carpet-themed event that celebrates creators and businesses in the Black community, supports and recognizes their achievements, and recognizes their contributions in the fashion and beauty industry. To do. The BFBG Awards provide opportunities to mentor up-and-coming talent in existing businesses, award grants to foster the education of talent, boost new and existing businesses, and increase awareness within the Canadian fashion and beauty industry. It is a key benefit that creates opportunity and inclusivity in

This year’s winners are summarized below.

  • Designer of the Year — Tiffany Cyrus and TMA Creations
  • Esthetician of the Year — The O Spot
  • Fashion Stylist of the Year — Sin.C.Lair
  • Hair Stylist of the Year — Natalie Nicole Geddes and Dknd Signature Style
  • Influencer of the Year — Keira Milan Brown
  • Makeup Artist of the Year — Monique Nicholson and Glowed by Mo
  • Model of the Year — Honey Benjamin
  • Photographer of the Year — Samantha Clarke
  • Retailer of the Year — The O Spot
  • Skincare Brand of the Year — Simkha Biocosmetics

The Black Fashion and Beauty Gala aims to support, recognize and reward achievements and contributions across Canada each year. This year’s gala includes Presenting Partner Urban Planet and Honorary Partners Clore Beauty Supply, Potential Films, B.Classic, NORM, Black Business Live, Levis, Grace, Haute Noir, Holiday Inn Express and EFE. proceeded with assistance.

Jamila Cali

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