Chance Fashion is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing resources & opportunities to Fashion Artists of all levels. This includes, but is not limited to, Designers, Models, Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists and Photographers. We accomplish this through a monthly fashion show that practices an inclusive participation policy welcoming ANY Fashion Artist, no matter what their background or experience level. We also work with numerous Organizations, Business, and Media to create extra-curricular opportunities to Fashion Artists.

 

 


 


We provide a monthly resource & outlet for the local Fashion Community to come together, practice their trade, and build their local Fashion Industry the 2nd Saturday of every month. Our annual monthly Event Calendar includes all types and genres of Fashion in order to include all shapes, sizes and styles. Each Event is marketed in a 360 degree format with follow-up coverage extending through each month. Chance Fashion also supports other Fashion Shows, Non-Profit Fundraisers, and regularly coordinates Networking Events, Photo Shoots, and other opportunities dedicated to Fashion Artists. Ticket sales from each event are distributed on a Talent-First payout policy to ensure Participants are compensated before any of the Event Staff or Organizers.

For more information about our upcoming events, please visit our “Events” page. 


 


Chance was established in June of 2009 by Active Entertainment in response to the exclusive nature of the Fashion Industry by creating a monthly, inclusive, hands-on networking event for the Fashion Community. Since then, AE has produced Chance Fashion every month for a consecutive 6+ years, and is now the longest running monthly fashion event in the country. They have toured to Hawaii, San Francisco, and Portland, and have launched as a quarterly event in the city of Olympia. Chance Fashion is also a 2 time recipient of the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle smART Ventures Grant, has received reviews in Seattle Gay News, Ask Miss A, Mode Magazine, and hosted events at Macy’s Downtown Seattle, Lemay American Car Museum, Emerald City Trapeze Center, and more.

Active Entertainment is also responsible for AMDEF, Seattle’s annual collaboration of Art, Music, Dance, Entertainment and Fashion, the quarterly AMDEF Variety Show, and numerous concerts, private events, and one-off productions. For more information about Events & Event Services by Active Entertainment, visit their Fan Page. 


 


 

 

Ryan Muller
President, Founder & Producer
Ryan founded Chance in June of 2009 in response to the exclusive nature of the Fashion Industry by creating a monthly, hands-on networking event for the Fashion Community. Since then, AE has produced Chance Fashion every month for 6+ consecutive years and is now the longest running monthly fashion event in the country. Chance has toured Hawaii, San Francisco, and Portland, and has launched as a quarterly event in the city of Olympia. Chance Fashion is also a 2 time recipient of the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle smART Ventures Grant, has received reviews in Seattle Gay News, Ask Miss A, Mode Magazine, and hosted events at Macy’s Downtown Seattle, Lemay American Car Museum, Emerald City Trapeze Center, and more.
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Russ Garwood
Vice President & Director of Business Development
Russ got involved with Chance as a host. He's since gotten involved in a number of the behind-the-scenes business operations, and unfortunately for him, they decided they liked him and gave him even more stuff to do. But Russ loves it. He also loves being a host because he gets to go on stage, goof off, and have fun with just one group of creative people (the designers, models, photographers and staff) but two - the audience! Everyone works so hard to create all this art, and it's so much fun to share it with you. He looks forward to seeing your shining face in the audience, and hopes you'll come up and talk with him at a future fashion show!
Robert Tomazic
Treasurer & Director of Business Management
Robert was a co-creator of Chance with Ryan Muller in 2009. Over his career, he has produced thousands of events, from concerts to foam parties and fashion shows to raves, including winning the Jaycee's chapter Presidential Award for producing a 6 week outdoor concert series called "Rock on the Dock" on the shores of Lake Erie. He went on to own or operate 5 different nightclub & concert venues, producing up to 200 events per year for many years, before deciding to move on to a different industry. Currently Bob is the Agency Manager at a Seattle-based talent agency, representing both acting and modeling talent for commercial, film, and television work in the Pacific Northwest.
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Eric Lynch
Secretary
Dr. Lynch serves as Board member and President for Sound Pharmaceuticals, Secretary of Chance Fashion, a charitable organization for the fashion industry and Immediate Past President and Board member for the Lake Forest Park Civic Club.
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Robert Martinez
Resident DJ & Director of Music, DJs, and Fun
Rob Martini is known all over Seattle's nightlife for his diverse sixth sense for music. He has been dj’ing for 18 years and is an open format Dj, who’s forte is scratching. His preferences include; Funky House, Deep House, Disco House, EDM, Mashups Hip-Hop and Top 40. Martini has also been producing music and making remixes for the last 10 years. He is currently signed to 4 Record Labels; Viva Records (Seattle), Global Dance Records (Seattle), Nova Records (New York) and Jukebox Records (UK). In 2001 he was a resident DJ at Euphoria/Planeta Mexico in San Antonio, Texas. He also worked with the promotion company digiworks, which lead to multiple gigs. Thereafter, in 2002 he joined a band called "Redhouse," toured around Colorado and also produced a hip-hop CD for local rap artists. Rob Martini then moved to Seattle, WA to pursue a degree in Audio Production at AIS. Since working in Seattle he's DJ'd and held residencies @; Q CapitolHill , Trinity, Neumo’s, The Crocidile, Nectar, The Ballroom, Contour, Chop Suey, Neighbors, Moe Bar, Tia Lous, Sarejevo, Fuel, Heaven, Irish Immigrant, Rendezvous, Studio 7, The Showbox Sodo, the Cuff and multiple events for REDBULL.
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Scott Gifford
Director of Legal Affairs
Scott Gifford is a local attorney focusing on Estate and Business Planning. He attended Seattle University for his JD and received an L.LM in Taxation from the University of Washington. In addition to his legal practice, he also is a partner in Bonache Chili Sauces, Stackedd Media, and Shinobi IT. Scott is active in education and the arts serving on the boards of the Highline Schools Foundation and Burien Actor’s Theatre. Scott is looking forward to helping Chance with the legal side of non-profit work and furthering their mission.
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Dominic Gomez
Director Of Marketing and Commercial Art
Dominic Gomez is a free-lance illustrator focusing on fashion and lifestyle imagery for use in marketing. He is also a fine art painter and printmaker. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he received a BFA from the Academy of Arts University, and has been living in Seattle since 2003.
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Lisa Vian Hunter
Director of Marketing and Designer Development
Lisa Vian Hunter is a fashion designer and consultant to start-up designers. Lisa has been in the trenches of the fashion business for over 20 years and loves to share her knowledge of this very competitive industry. Lisa was a participant on season one of NBC's Fashion Star in 2012 where her "Trudy" dress was bought by Macy's and sold out within 2 hours. Lisa believes Chance Fashion is an important platform to assist designers, make-up artists and photographers and would like to see Chance grow nationwide, helping artists across the country to show their work in a fun and affordable manner.
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Ryan Patrick Murray
Director of Graphic Design
Ryan Patrick Murray is an artist, graphic designer, Illustrator and photographer. His experience in marketing is with both print and web design. Ryan is highly skilled in client and vendor relations and negotiations as well as building and maintaining partnerships. He is a passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns.
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Hildi Flores
Director of Designer Affairs
Hildi has been designing women's clothing and accessories since 2009 and is inspired by color and print fabrics. Hildi has won collaboration of the month for Chance Fashion four times, once as a model and three times as a designer. Hildi won designer of the year in 2015 and is happy to be assisting Chance to grow in the Olympia, WA area.
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Meet the staff

Chance Fashion was created by Active Entertainment as a spin-off project of AMDEF in 2009. In 2012, Chance Fashion evolved into a 501(c)3 non profit and became its own entity. Today, Active Entertainment is still the Event & Entertainment Company that provides Production, Talent Management, and Marketing / Promotional support. For more information about Active Entertainment, visit their Facebook or YouTube Channel!

Ryan Muller
Executive Director
Ryan founded Chance in June of 2009 in response to the exclusive nature of the Fashion Industry by creating a monthly, hands-on networking event for the Fashion Community. Since then, AE has produced Chance Fashion every month for 6+ consecutive years and is now the longest running monthly fashion event in the country. Chance has toured Hawaii, San Francisco, and Portland, and has launched as a quarterly event in the city of Olympia. Chance Fashion is also a 2 time recipient of the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle smART Ventures Grant, has received reviews in Seattle Gay News, Ask Miss A, Mode Magazine, and hosted events at Macy’s Downtown Seattle, Lemay American Car Museum, Emerald City Trapeze Center, and more.
Sky Mohler
Backstage Director
Rachel King
SalesForce Director
Talitha Vanzo
Hair & Makeup Director
Talitha is a Makeup Artist by trade and has been working in the Makeup and Fashion industry since 2013. She is the Hair and Makeup Director for Chance Fashion, a Production Assistant with RAW Artist Seattle and also Front of House Production Manager for Seattle Fashion Week. Her passion for the industry includes working on her business, producing fashion shows, working on film and photo shoots. She like's to keep herself busy so she is always on the look out for interesting and challenging projects to work on!
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Rob Martini
Audio Director
Rob Martini is known all over Seattle's nightlife for his diverse sixth sense for music. He has been dj’ing for 18 years and is an open format Dj, who’s forte is scratching. His preferences include; Funky House, Deep House, Disco House, EDM, Mashups Hip-Hop and Top 40. Martini has also been producing music and making remixes for the last 10 years. He is currently signed to 4 Record Labels; Viva Records (Seattle), Global Dance Records (Seattle), Nova Records (New York) and Jukebox Records (UK). In 2001 he was a resident DJ at Euphoria/Planeta Mexico in San Antonio, Texas. He also worked with the promotion company digiworks, which lead to multiple gigs. Thereafter, in 2002 he joined a band called "Redhouse," toured around Colorado and also produced a hip-hop CD for local rap artists. Rob Martini then moved to Seattle, WA to pursue a degree in Audio Production at AIS. Since working in Seattle he's DJ'd and held residencies @; Q CapitolHill , Trinity, Neumo’s, The Crocidile, Nectar, The Ballroom, Contour, Chop Suey, Neighbors, Moe Bar, Tia Lous, Sarejevo, Fuel, Heaven, Irish Immigrant, Rendezvous, Studio 7, The Showbox Sodo, the Cuff and multiple events for REDBULL.
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Ryan Patrick Murray
Director of Visual Communications
Ryan Patrick Murray is an artist, graphic designer, Illustrator and photographer. His experience in marketing is with both print and web design. Ryan is highly skilled in client and vendor relations and negotiations as well as building and maintaining partnerships. He is a passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns.
Rev O'hare
Runway Director
Meiko Parton
Model Coach
Jessickuh Jay
Model Coach
Lisa Vian Hunter
Designer Coordinator
Lisa Vian Hunter is a fashion designer and consultant to start-up designers. Lisa has been in the trenches of the fashion business for over 20 years and loves to share her knowledge of this very competitive industry. Lisa was a participant on season one of NBC's Fashion Star in 2012 where her "Trudy" dress was bought by Macy's and sold out within 2 hours. Lisa believes Chance Fashion is an important platform to assist designers, make-up artists and photographers and would like to see Chance grow nationwide, helping artists across the country to show their work in a fun and affordable manner.
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Tony Leonhardt
Photographer Director
Ben Chitwood
Staging & Technical Arrangements Manager
Russ Garwood
Show Host & Business Development Manager
Russ became involved with Chance as a host. He loves being a host because he gets to go on stage, goof off, and have fun with not just one group of creative people (the designers, models, photographers and staff) but two - the audience! Everyone works so hard to create all this art, and it's so much fun to share it with you. He looks forward to seeing your shining face in the audience, and hopes you'll come up and talk with him at a future fashion show!
Juliet Dang
Show Host
Juliet Dang was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. She migrated to Seattle in 2008 to begin her graduate studies in Oral Biology at UW. In 2010, Juliet accomplished her Master's, and then a PhD in 2015. During this academic period, she began to fine-tune her modeling and acting skills. In 2013, Juliet was Chance Fashion Model of the Year, and was also most recently awarded Chance Fashion's "Winning at Life Award" for 2015. Currently, she co-hosts the monthly shows, which has been a terrific learning experience. By day, Juliet is the Director of Brand Development for Brand Institute, Inc., and co-founder of Keiko DNA Labs.
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Dominc Gomez
Staging & Equipment Director.
Dominic Gomez is a free-lance illustrator focusing on fashion and lifestyle imagery for use in marketing. He is also a fine art painter and printmaker. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he received a BFA from the Academy of Arts University, and has been living in Seattle since 2003.
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Bruce DeHaven
Graphic Designer
Zack Paleias
Production Technician
Adriane Morgan
Public Relations Manager
Brandon Rouge
Search Engine Optimization Specialist
Savanna Donlin
Designer Manager