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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 reading from her new book ‘Style in My DNA’, with an in-conversation with Paulette Simpson, Director of the Voice Newspaper, followed by a book signing.
Lorna's continuous documentation of fashion trends from the 1940s to the present day takes us on a journey through time. As a migrant, born in Jamaica and raised in Nottingham, Lorna became a successful designer 'making it happen' in Britain, and her story bears witness to the evolution of fashion within the British Caribbean community.
Light refreshments will be served.
In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush Generation.
Image credit: Combination of accessories, circa mid-1970s London, Errol Holder ©Tuareg Productions