Category: Our Fashion History

‘Our Fashion History’

Les Femmes de la Perle des Antilles

As my Afro-Caribbean mother takes me on a journey through her photo album, she explains that she had to remain true to herself. Style brought her the kind of self-confidence that allowed her to persevere as an immigrant in a new way of life in America.

Vintage Black Canada

For my Uncle Errol – a Black immigrant from Jamaica by way of England to a predominantly German Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – a sense of belonging wasn’t necessarily forthcoming. These photos show an individual who from an early age followed his heart in fashion, music and art.