“Ever Evolving” Lecture at Nottingham Business School


Invitation to “Ever Evolving” Lecture at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear from Lorna Holder, an accomplished fashion designer, producer, writer, and curator. Join us on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, for her lecture “Ever-Evolving.”

In this lecture, Lorna will take us through her fascinating journey of over 45 years in the industry and share her heartfelt process as a professional black woman who took control of her life’s narrative. This is a rare chance to learn from one of the most talented and experienced individuals in the fashion industry.

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Dress to Remember

Join us every other Thursday for Dress to Remember; a dementia friendly project led by fashion designer, producer and author Lorna Holder. Using her book ‘Style In My DNA’, Lorna will be helping people with dementia revisit moments in their lives through fashion.

Come along, bring your family photo album and take a trip down memory lane!

Call: 020 8206 7503 or email: [email protected] for more info

In collaboration with: 

Brent Museum and Archives 

We Love Brent Libraries 

Tuareg Productions 

Better World Books

Hanging Out Caribbean Style

Two films marking the 75th anniversary of Windrush.

UK 2012. Directors Lorna Holder, Yvonne Deutschman. 15min. Digital

These two films, marking Windrush 75, explore the contribution of post-war Caribbean migration to life in the UK. Veteran airman Eddie Noble, the subject of A Charmed Life, inspired Andrea Levy’s Small Island. Here, he tells his real-life story – one of struggle and achievement that stands today as legacy for future generations. Holder’s film vividly highlights youth culture in the 1960s, which took the country by storm. Fuelled by sounds and styles arriving from the Caribbean, it drew together young people from various cultures into a shared space, promoting mutual understanding.

A Charmed Life

A Charmed Life + panel with directors and special guests

Panel members & guest at the BFI screening of Hanging Out Caribbean Style documentary

by Brent Culture Service

Style in my DNA – American swagger

About this Event:

The archive photographs of Caribbean people arriving on SS Empire Windrush in June 1948 were powerful and captivating. How long did this self-confidence and American swagger last with the new migrants, and are we still defined by what we wear and style? Join Lorna Holder for a talk on her book ‘Style in My DNA,’ documenting 70 years of Caribbean influence on British fashion. Followed by a Q & A and book signing.

About the Author

Lorna Holder has over 40 years of experience as a fashion designer, producer, writer & curator, working in the Middle East, New York, and London. She wrote and produced the Living Under One Roof stage play, the Hanging Out documentary, and accompanying V&A display exploring 1950s and 1960s youth culture. Lorna also curated the acclaimed Jamaica Hidden Histories exhibition.

by Islington Local History Centre

“Lorna Holder: Style in my DNA –
A process in archiving

About this event

It was during the late 1950s in Jamaica, at a very young age, when Lorna Holder first saw the importance of photography. Like many young children left behind in the Caribbean, while parents went to Britain to forge a better life for everyone, the exchange of photographs between Britain and Jamaica kept the families’ bond.

Lorna is now a Fashion Designer, Producer, Writer, and Curator, with over forty years of experience. The style of dress, lifestyle, and social and political history captured in archive photographs and films inspired many of Lorna’s fashion collections and were dominant in her multimedia productions.

Join Lorna Holder for a talk about the importance of archives. She will share her experience and process in collecting and using photographs for her latest book, Style in my DNA. This book, launched at the V&A, documents 70 years of Caribbean influence on British fashion.g.

by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

“Style in My DNA” with Lorna Holder (ONLINE TICKET)


“Style in My DNA” with Lorna Holder (IN PERSON TICKET)

About this event

In the 1970s, teenagers of Caribbean descent would declare themselves ‘Black-British’ and assert precisely what that meant to them. For Lorna Holder, this time of significant change would see the young artist take fashion seriously and gain control over her life’s narrative.

Join Lorna for a talk on her book Style in My DNA, documenting 70 years of Caribbean influence on British fashion. Audience will hear about her multifaceted career spanning over forty years and how racial disparities and lack of female in senior positions within the industry did not impact on her achievements.

Followed by a Q&A and a book signing session.

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