Pics of a 1996 collection by Gavin Fernandes, ‘Skin Too’ inspired by his sisters teenage embrace of late 1960’s London culture; including Ben Sherman shirts and C60 Ska tapes.
have you read this book? if so, can you tell me what you thought about it? these images are the kind of thing I would be megaly interested in — British Asian people as active fashion agents. but the description on the web site makes it sound like it’s more of a celebration of cultural appropriation. “South Asian textiles have shaped British fashion and dress for centuries, from the fashionable chintzes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, through the silk and paisley Boteh patterns of the nineteenth century, to the orientalism of 1960s Bohemian fashion and the street styles of British Asian youth and designers today.” holy smokes!