Style in my DNA

June 22nd, 2018, marks the 70th anniversary of the SS Empire Windrush’s arrival at Tilbury Docks carrying Caribbean workers to help rebuild Britain after World War II. `Style In My DNA’ by Jamaican-born fashion designer Lorna Holder chronicles 70 years of different fashion trends within the British Caribbean community and the influence it had on the overarching British fashion industry. The book includes exclusive and never-before-seen fashion photography, illustrations, and analysis of Caribbean people in Britain from the late forties and continues right up to the present day. Also included are the memoirs of Lorna Holder, a child of the Windrush generation, who went on to become the first black graduate in fashion to pass through the then Nottingham Trent Polytechnic, a successful fashion designer, producer, author, curator, and active figure within London’s Caribbean Community. To bear witness to the fundamental ways Caribbean culture and fashion have shaped the UK and beyond is to ensure that the significant contributions made throughout the years, will never be forgotten.

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What readers are saying about Style In My DNA

Style In My DNA Book Talk

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“Style In My DNA is a great book, which catalogues accessible fashion throughout the decades. These styles are so easily forgotten and the talk last Saturday with the contributors sharing their own stories made the event seem very intimate. A great Black History Month celebration!” – JoyS-33

Greatest Event

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“Went to the Style in my DNA book event last Saturday at Swiss Cottage Library and just cannot wait for the next event by Tuareg Productions. It was a well coordinated event with contributors talking about their photographs in the book written by Lorna Holder. It was great to hear people with their shared experiences, absolutely fantastic!!!.” – CarolW-203

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“Recently read a new book `Style in My DNA’ by Lorna Holder launched at the V&A museum in June. The book is a great resource for my continuing studies whilst also being an important social document of Caribbean fashion history.” – Serena Lee

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“An inspiring and informative book that should be added to every library. “Style in my DNA” span several decades from the forties up to present day in Caribbean and British style, fashion and music. It is nostalgic, reminiscing time place and events that we can all relate to. It is clear and succinct in its ‘ documentation and shows how fashion and music styles have evolved over the years depicting many treasured photographs in Caribbean and British culture. Well done Lorna.” – Olive Graham-Desnoes

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“Style in my DNA has motivated to me to probe into my own family history, and the stories behind the many photographs out of sight in family albums.” – L.T.

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“Style in My DNA is a fascinating photographic journey and an uplifting personal story of Caribbean influence not only in fashion but also cultural life over the past 70 years in Britain. It is a visual delight with an abundance of original photographs and a reminder of how styles in fashion, music & art are totally intertwined with the history and politics of the time. Truly a stylish book, it is further testimony to Lorna Holder’s remarkable achievements since arriving in England as a 7-year-old in 1959. Highly recommended.” – Yvonne Deutschman

Style In My DNA Book Talk

★★★★★

Style In My DNA is a great book, which catalogues accessible fashion throughout the decades. These styles are so easily forgotten and the talk last Saturday with the contributors sharing their own stories made the event seem very intimate. A great Black History Month celebration!

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