African heat..

imagesShoes by Burberry Porsum.

Like a moth attracted to a sweet spot I’ve been drawn towards the beauty of African print.  It has that magic touch of satisfaction where something unusual feels like it should’ve always been in my life.  I love the electric powerplays of colour… the fluid graphics..the exuberant clashes..it’s a buzz that gathers and turns a piece of material into a stage..

Anna is doing her best to distract me..she says Burberry ‘did it’ last summer..and she’s not wrong…

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(Burberry Porsum summer 2012, photos courtesy of style.com)

But I think it’s time for the love affair to diffuse down the food-chain…I want to see more on the streets generally..there are legs on this baby… These photos were taken by MG Onania for Fashizblack Magazine..

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These are of Yassive Rahal by Julien Cozzoline for Fashizblack Magazine:

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personally I think we all need a fresh blast of African air.

Laters, Kate x

18 comments

  1. kimberlyakinola

    OMG OMG OMG!!!!! I TOTALLY LOVE THIS… AWWW @MASONBENTLEY YOU SUCH A DARLING THIS IS BEAUTIFUL… I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHICH ONE TO GO FOR…. THEY ARE SUPERB, GORGEOUS, LOVELY AND FABULOUS COLLECTION. GOD BLESS YOU FOR THIS

  2. kimberlyakinola

    Reblogged this on Obsessed and commented:
    This collections are beautiful and it can be worn by the modern woman plus not to forget that it’s Hot, Exiting, Naturalistic, Promising, Desirable, Visitable, Habitational, Unbelievable, Defined, Amazing and very soon it’s going to be all over(popular) famous and well-known. So why not order yours now and be beautiful and colorful.

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  4. LoveLyndaLovely

    I love any chance to see Ankara material and so coveted those Burberry wedges. They were on my dream birthday wish list but just couldn’t be justified – shame Burberry never seem to do sales..I spent a fair bit of time in West Africa last year and it’s funny seeing something people wear every day suddenly become a “trend”. Either way i approve.

    • MasonBentley

      Burberry have that horrible talent of doing some so well, so desirable and so damn expensive! However..we have a little shop that sells African clothes locally which is a start..and Shepherds Bush in London has loads of shops selling Ankara material…time to set the sewing machine whirring..

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