Style in my DNA – American swagger

Join author and fashion designer Lorna Holder to celebrate 70 years of Caribbean influence on British fashion.

The archive photographs of Caribbean people arriving on SS Empire Windrush in June 1948 were powerful and captivating. How long did this self-confidence and American swagger last with the new migrants, and are we still defined by what we wear and style? Join Lorna Holder for a talk on her book ‘Style in My DNA,’ documenting 70 years of Caribbean influence on British fashion. Followed by a Q & A and book signing.


We invite you to join us for a free glass of wine or a non-alcoholic drink at this event. We will be collecting for Crisis Skylight Brent – donations are voluntary but welcome.

Location: The Library at Willesden Green 95 High Road London NW10 2SF

Date and time: Tue, 14 March 2023, 18:30 – 19:30 GMT

Book Ticket here

About the Author

Lorna Holder has over 40 years of experience as a fashion designer, producer, writer & curator, working in the Middle East, New York, and London. She wrote and produced the Living Under One Roof stage play, the Hanging Out documentary, and accompanying V&A display exploring 1950s and 1960s youth culture. Lorna also curated the acclaimed Jamaica Hidden Histories exhibition.


  • The Library at Willesden Green is a fully accessible building.
  • Accessible toilets are available on-site.