Black History Month Special - The History of Diasporan Fashion

In this edition of Black History Month Special episodes, I am excited to welcome back Teleica Kirkland back to the show to share more knowledge on the history of fashion for that of the african diaspora. 

I ask some of the questions sent to me from the last time teleica featured on Reggae Uprising Podcast. We also talk about the fashions of reggae, national dress of the carribean, celebratory costumes, colonial influence on our fashion and big up our trendsetting fashion designers. 

Teleica Kirkland is a fashion historian, Associate Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies (CHS) at London College of Fashion and a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths University. She is also the founder and Creative Director of the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD) an organisation dedicated to researching the history and culture of dress and adornment from the African Diaspora. 


New uploads every Wednesday! Subscribe to be the first to hear it! 


Connect with Teleica 

Website - 
Facebook - 
Twitter - 
YouTube - 



History of Fashion Soundtrack 

Damian JNR GONG Marley - Khaki Suit 

Notis & Iba Mahr - Diamond Sox 


Teleica's Recommended Fashion Designers 

Sole Rebels (Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu) - 

Uptown Yardie - 

United 80 - 

Denim Recon London - 

Abrantie the Gentleman - 
Ejiedgydesigns - 
Reddskin Bespoke - 
Gisella Couture - 
Splash N' Bop - 

Disclaimer : I do not own any of the rights to any of the music or images. They are used only as a tool of education, upliftment and empowerment for and of people of the diaspora.

Leave a comment

Add comment