If you have ever marvelled at any large black and white graffiti animals in the London Borough of Hackney, you have probably been face to face with a Roa original. Roa is a hugely popular, and hugely defended street artist from Ghent in Belgium who has left his mark in a number of cities including New York, Warsaw, Paris and Berlin; London remains however, his city of choice to let his feral animals roam free.
The London Design Biennale which is taking over Somerset House this September is set to be a thought provoking exhibition exploring those big questions, among which are the topics of immigration and social equality, through innovative design ideas from the rising stars from 30 countries across the world.
A key moment in Belgian fashion history began when the “Fashion Design” course was introduced in 1963 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. By the early eighties, the notorious group now known as “The Antwerp Six” took the Belgian fashion scene by storm.
Belgium are famous for introducing the world to mouthwatering chocolates, beer and waffles, but they are also fiercely proud of a family of cute little blue dwarves. These little blue exports have since become internationally famous,starring in their own Hollywood blockbusters as well as selling millions of merchandise every year - but who am I referring to?