Creating Hackney as Home

Creating Hackney as Home:
Five reflections on a London borough


Tyrell - Researching Black Style - 24/05/13

"Today I went to Hackney Library and found a book called 'Black Style' that was all about dress and identity of black people in London. It was perfect for doing some research for my film. I was trying to find something on the way people dress and like how it’s changed in the last 10 years… I’m gonna go back to the archives tomorrow and see what I can dig up and what I can find about the dress code and how it’s changed in Hackney since maybe the 80s or the 70s? Maybe we could go that far back into Hackney’s history or the dress... The history, the real history of dress and how it’s changed, I’d really like to find that, I’m really interested in the dress code of Hackney…"

The book that Tyrell is talking about here is: Carol Tulloch (2004) 'Black Style', V&A Publications: London.

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