This resoure is an edited edition from the book by Lorna Holder, Style in my DNA, which documents 70 years of Caribbean influence on British fashion. 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. 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 to pass through the then Trent Polytechnic. She went on to be a very successful fashion designer, producer, writer, curator and an active figure within London’s Caribbean Community.