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Style in My DNA, with Lorna Holder

Thursday, 13th December, 2018    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

Style In My DNA: Lorna Holder  photo

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.

Lorna will be discussing her 35-year career in the fashion and retail industries and the challenges facing a successful Black woman in business. Her talk – first given at the V & A – will be illustrated by evocative images of fashion in the British Caribbean community from the 1940s to date, starting with the Windrush generation. Here’s one from the 1960s,  Biba dress, mohair jacket, stripe tie:

Image result for style in my dna1966 A Brixton possie Copyright George Fowokan Kelly

Admission £3 including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk