• Seen: Black Style UK
  • Seen: Black Style UK
Seen: Black Style UK
Hardback, full-colour, 192pp, 1-86154-217-8 270 x 240mm September 2001

'An invaluable perspective on the contradictory, chameleon nature of street fashion - every picture ingeniously represents a slice of real life in its authentic setting' The Big Issue 'Its so significant, its like looking at an alternative history where the most important events take place by night rather than day.' Evening Standard 'From Dreads, Soul Boys, ravers and Two Step crews, this is a visual encyclopaedia of styles and fads, but even more importantly, of how young UK black identity has defined, invented and promoted itself over the years.' Design Week Seen: blackstyleUK is the first publication to explore the immeasurable impact of Black subculture on British streets, dance floors, wardrobes and beauty parlours over the past three decades. It gives unique visual expression to the energy and innovation of a range of fashion trends and musical subcultures, including Ragga, drum 'n' bass, House, and UK Garage, through a wealth of unpublished images from legendary and contemporary photographers including Dennis Morris and David Swindells. Compiled by prominent journalist and cultural commentator Ekow Eshun, with contributions from creative icons like DJs Trevor Nelson and Norman Jay. Edited by Jake Cunningham and Steve Lazarides. Designed by Tristan Dellaway at Big Corporate Disco.