Recap: Chance Fashion’s 6th Annual Artist Of The Year Awards

Melrose Market Studios in Seattle recently hosted Chance Fashion’s 6th Annual Artist of the Year AwardsWhat’s Up Northwest was proud to be a sponsor of the evening’s event, showcasing the Seattle fashion industry.

From L to R: What's Up Northwest's founder, Lesley Haenny, with friends Michelle Rylands, Lindsey Calpito and Heather McCain.
From L to R: What’s Up Northwest’s founder, Lesley Haenny, with friends Michelle Rylands, Lindsey Calpito and Heather McCain.

Chance is a non-profit dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to fashion artists of all levels. With nearly seven 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 Tiffany TalentSocial Outreach Seattle (SOSEA), Seattle Fun Events, Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle Social, and others.

Russ Garwood and Juliet Dang hosted the evening showcasing Seattle’s local glamour.

(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)
(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)

Awards were also handed out throughout the evening.

Hair Stylist: Stephanie Philbrick
Makeup Artist: Kayla Marie Joseph
Photographer of the Year: Michael Krogemann (MK Studios)
Designer of the Year: Hildi Flores (BubbleGunk)
Male Model of the Year: Brandon Rountree
Female Model of the Year: Emily Adams
Most Universal Staff Member: Dominic Gomez
Winning At Life Award: Juliet Dang
Behind the Scenes VIP: Russ Garwood

The runway featured designs by:

Porsche Nikia:

(Photo Credit: Vitz Photos)
(Photo Credit: Vitz Photos)

BubbleGunk:

(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)
(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)

Mad Skwerll Designs:

(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)
(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)

Vian Hunter House of Fashion:

(Photo Credit: Vitz Photos)
(Photo Credit: Vitz Photos)

Mac Fashion House:

(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)
(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)

Jersey Virago:

(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)
(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)

Ravishing Marketplace:

(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)
(Photo Credit: Tero Photography)

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