Burberry Heads to Africa in its Resort 2012 Collection

June 11, 2011 — Leave a comment

Burberry Prorsum has released its 2012 Resort Collection and African prints feature prominently in the new line up. You can view the whole collection here at Vogue.

Burberry Resort Collection 2012

Burberry Prorsum Resort Collection 2012

I’ve asked this question before, and will ask again:

What do you think of African prints being used in high fashion? Is it appreciation or appropriation? There are two opinions when Western labels and designers use African prints: The “Oh-my-God-They-Are-Appropriating-African-Culture-and-Tradition-For-Consumer-Profit-And-Africa-Doesnt-Benefit-From-It” side and the “Well-Its-Great-Someone-In-The-West-Is-Finally-Appreciating-The-African-Aesthetic” side.

Where do you fall?

Wax Prints at ATL Textiles in Adabraka, Accra, Ghana

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