|From Sunday dressing to street wear, celebrity to Rasta, Black British
at fashion and styling across all aspects of
black life and culture over the past
50 years. The exhibition explores clothes
and the bodies that wear
looking at not only what is worn but how.
Black people aren’t exclusively the ones to
turn heads on the street but it is the
attention to detail in the art of dressing that makes
these styles so significant.
Historical roots, cultural difference, a pleasure
in femininity, masculinity or
sexuality, and the unrestrained desire for the ingenuity
of designer clothes
have all influenced the way black people in Britain
This exhibition is the first of its kind in the
UK and highlights the variety of
co-exist in black culture, focusing on dress but
music, photography and film.