Macy’s Stewart Street Room in downtown Seattle recently hosted Chance Fashion’s 5th Annual Artist of the Year Awards.
Chance is a non-profit dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to fashion artists of all levels. With nearly six years of monthly fashion shows, this event has showcased a broad variety of talent from nearly every genre of fashion. Chance has also produced events outside Portland, San Francisco, and Hawaii, and has brought in designers to showcase from Texas and Florida. Chance is supported by Social Outreach Seattle (SOSEA), Seattle Fun Events, Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle Social, and others.
Russ Garwood and Jamie Christine hosted the evening showcasing Seattle’s local glamour. Monica Razniewski talked about her upcoming Strut to End Alz, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Seattle Fashion Week CEO, Christopher Chapman, spoke about the March 4-8 event at the Seattle Exhibition Hall, which will include designer Michelle Lesniak, Project Runway Season 11 winner. Shawn Knittel from Social Outreach Seattle discussed the partnership between Chance and SOSEA and how around Christmas time, they were able to donate 200 jackets to the homeless of Seattle.
Awards were also handed out throughout the evening.
Hair and Makeup: Sky Mohler and Martine Mondragon
Photographer of the Year: Eric Lynch of Bingme Photography
Designer of the Year: Heather Krogemann of Alien Earth Designs
Male Model of the Year: Jason Hall
Female Model of the Year: Amanda Sloan
Behind the Scenes VIP: Ryan Patrick Murray
The “Winning at Life Award”: DJ Martini
The runway featured designs by:
Mac Fashion House