Internationally renowned graffiti artist Gustavo Nénão will be making his London debut at a Travel in Style charity catwalk hosted by Not Just Yoga on Thursday 22 March in support of Fraternity Without Borders UK (FWB) – a not for profit organisation caring for the world’s poorest regions.
Gustavo Nénão started graffiti at only 12 years of age. He began spraying works on the streets of Brazil in 1994. Having graduated in advertising, his professional career took off in 2003 when he adopted a mix of Graffiti styles based on fine modern art and realism.
Nénão has completed many art projects linked to social causes for leading brands, festivals, fundraising events, entrepreneurs, and celebrities throughout South America, Europe and the United States. He was the only Brazilian to join a select group of artists of different nationalities to display pieces for the “Taking Back the Streets” exhibition in New York at the invitation of the former first lady, Michelle Obama, in 2015.
The Travel in Style catwalk is part of a series of charity fashion shows presented by Susan Yu, founder of Not Just Yoga which is a LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS platform in association with Notting Hill’s trendy Pomona’s healthy eating restaurant, where the ethos is wellness first.
Travel in Style: Nénão, will showcase designers inspired by Brazil in celebration of Nénão’s work and his London visit to help raise funds for Fraternity Without Borders beyond the runway. Guests will have a rare opportunity to see the artist in action, performing live graffiti on canvas. The piece will be auctioned after the event on Instagram @notjustyogalondon.
For tickets and information about Travel in Style: Nénão, please visit notjustyoga.co.uk.
Photo Credit: Instagram @notjustyogalondon
> Dolly Chakraborty