PRLog - Nov. 15, 2012 - ST. LOUIS -- The 4th annual National Raw Awards will take place on November 15th in fifty four cities across the nation. Raw is a national organization that supports visual artists by providing them with visibility, exposure and a platform to elevate their mediums. Semi-finalists in genres such as fashion, photography, visual arts, music, makeup and more are showcasing their work and competing for the coveted finalist positions at the R.A.W Awards show in Hollywood this January
Sierra Moses:Haus, Erica M. Dunk: Hyper Haute:photo: Mallory Minor Photography
Jewelry designer, Erica M. Dunk is nominated as best accessory designer. Fashion Designer, Sierra Moses is nominated as best fashion designer. Both Dunk and Moses are competing in the St. Louis semi-finals. The two designers have been getting national recognition for their work this past year. Their work has been collectively featured in various projects including fashion shows, magazine spreads, VH1, MTV and in music videos. Although Moses and Dunk are independent of one another it seems that the two designers always seem to cross paths. The intermixing of Moses’ Haus Designs and Dunk’s Hyper-Haute accessories seems to produce the ultimate fashion climax.
The Haus that Sierra Moses built - Sierra Moses is a BFA graduate of Lindenwood University. Her love for fashion led her to become a disciplined self-teacher of the art even after graduating. Moses dedicates her time to becoming a master at her craft. She works diligently to become greater with every collection and it shows. Her unparallel memorable pieces could easily be at the center of any runway in New York, Paris or Milan. Her collection is the perfect fit for women such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Heidi Klum, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and any woman who ever wanted to capture that inner Marilyn Monroe moment of their life. Moses says, “Fashion is not just about “dressing up! It's a medium that allows people to express themselves and feel their absolute best” Moses’ affinity for femininity and class has become the motif for Haus Designs. Her chic and powerful garments should easily earn her a gig in Hollywood or in television--perhaps dressing the very fashionable Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal.
Moses’ line has star appeal. She was color blocking before color blocking became the fashion trend for the season. The petite designer is not afraid to use big bold colors and offers no apologies for a woman being the center of attention in Haus apparel. Her clothes are reminiscent of an era in which women embraced femininity and glamour. When the late Yves Saint Laurent held his historic final show in Paris, France years ago, he lamented on the fact that the women he designed clothes for no longer existed. He was saddened that glamour was gone. Well, it is fair to say that designers like Sierra Moses and Erica M. Dunk are resurrecting that woman who really loves fashion and isn’t afraid to be bold, feminine and historic.
A fashion slam Dunk- To simply say that Erica M. Dunk’s artistry is bold would be an understatement. Dunk is no ordinary jewelry designer. She is the creator of massive beautiful works of art. Erica’