Lorna Holder: Style in my DNA – A process in archiving

Tuesday 25th October

Lorna Holder talks about the importance of archives and her experience of using photographs for her book Style in my DNA


It was during the late 1950s in Jamaica, at a very young age, when Lorna Holder first saw the importance of photography. Like many young children left behind in the Caribbean, while parents went to Britain to forge a better life for everyone, the exchange of photographs between Britain and Jamaica kept the families’ bond.

Lorna is now a Fashion Designer, Producer, Writer, and Curator, with over forty years of experience. The style of dress, lifestyle, and social and political history captured in archive photographs and films inspired many of Lorna’s fashion collections and were dominant in her multimedia productions.

Join Lorna Holder for a talk about the importance of archives. She will share her experience and process in collecting and using photographs for her latest book, Style in my DNA. This book, launched at the V&A, documents 70 years of Caribbean influence on British fashion.