In Celebration of Black History Month 2018 ‘Style in My DNA’ by Lorna Holder chronicles 70 years of Caribbean influence on British Fashion.
Join Lorna Holder in-conversation with Paulette Simpson, director of The Voice Newspaper and contributors from her new book plus book reading & signing.
This October Black History Month UK celebrates the achievements and contributions, of the BME communities. Anyone seeking to understand the Caribbean migrant experience can learn a lot from striking images from the past.
This eye-catching and impressive book documents seventy years of Caribbean influence on British fashion. The book includes exclusive and never before seen fashion photography and illustrations of Caribbean people in Britain from the late forties and continues right up to the present day.
The book also includes the memoirs of Lorna Holder, a child of the Windrush generation, born in Jamaica, brought up in Nottingham. Graduating with a BA Honours in Fashion and Textiles in 1975, she was the first black graduate of fashion to qualify at Nottingham Trent University. She went on to be a very successful fashion designer, producer, writer, curator and an active figure within London’s Caribbean Community.
“Style in My DNA is my journey as a black woman, wife, mother, fashion designer and businesswoman, ‘making it happen’ as a migrant in 20th and 21st century Britain.”Lorna Holder
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