Anyone who is familiar with the Kufic Arabic script may well recognise similarities between the appearance of this and the geometric pattern used in Burberry’s new Geometric clutch.
Here is an example of a contemporary art piece by Mukhtar Sanders and Soraya Syed illustrating the block type caligraphy style that is formed by using the kufic script:
I personally like the shapes and colours used in this pattern. It also looks slightly Aztec but that could be because of the shade of orange used which provides a high contrast against the black, in this case helping it to stand out and become the iconic feature of the clutch. I also like the fact that this shade of orange is more of a rustic one than an over-bright or garish one. When using one colour against a black background you don’t have to go too bright as the contrast itself lends a hand in making the colour appear brighter than it actually is.
A part of me wonders whether this choice in design could be deliberate in order to appeal to the many rich Arabs who love their designer accessories. But who cares? If you can afford it then why not? I would say: better a rich person with taste than one without! (As long as you’re not wasteful either).