Style in my DNA, by Lorna Holder documents 70 years of Caribbean influence on British fashion. Age code 11-18 Subjects: Modern History, Art & Design, Art, Citizenship. Class room topics: Diversity, Identity, Community, Fashion & Textile, Photography & Dress making. A research book. It is informative and essential in representing black cultural history, fashion and identity. It is an invaluable resource for fashion studies, black studies, Windrush archive study, research and social history of London, Birmingham and Nottingham. The striking images in the book will help anyone seeking to understand the Caribbean migrant experience.
The book is also a memoir of Lorna Holder, a child of the Windrush generation. Lorna arrived in the UK from Jamaica in 1959 and was brought up in Nottingham. Graduating with a BA Honours in Fashion and Textiles in 1975, she was the first black graduate in fashion & textiles to pass through the then Trent Polytechnic, now Nottingham Trent University. She went on to be a very successful fashion designer, producer, writer, curator and an active figure within London’s Caribbean Community.
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1950s and 1960s Youth Culture Bundle
This bundle will help teachers teach students age code: 11 to 18 about the 1950s and 1960s British youth culture, and British Caribbean fashion. Subjects: History, Art & Design, Music, Politics, Fashion, Media, Sport, and Film Studies. The Hanging Out book and supporting short video looks at the immense changes that occurred in popular and social culture in fashion, music, sport, film, entertainment, and youth protest. Included in the pack is an edited version of the book, Style in my DNA by Lorna Holder, which documents 70 years of Caribbean influence on British fashion, and the social history of London, Nottingham and Birmingham. Teachers will be able to create unique learning activities and comprehension questions for the classroom. The bundle has striking images, illustrations, archive photographs, workshop learning activities, and oral histories from elders to support research.
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