actor, McDonald Ndou, is tired of carrying KK’s reputation of being TV’s worst
dresser that he has taken to social media to show all and sundry that he is, in
fact, a stylish man. For years, his alter ego businessman Khakhathi ‘KK’
Mulaudzi on SABC2’s soap opera, has proven that money can’t buy class and
style. With all the money that he has accumulated throughout the years, KK’s
success and power haven’t earned him any sense of style.
fashion sense has pushed the buttons of the most patient of Muvhango fans.
Since he appeared on our television screens back in 2008, Muvhango fans have
been plotting on how to set the unlikable and arrogant KK’s offensive shiny
suits and bright shirts on fire with no luck. According to fashion critic and
designer, Paledi Segapo, founder of fashion label Palse Homme, a shiny suit is
one of the biggest fashion offences in the world of fashion. “The trend died in the 1970s but for one
reason or another, it made a comeback in the last few years. The problem with a
shiny suit is that it can give off the wrong vibe,” says the designer, who is
also not impressed with KK’s suits.
So bad is
KK’s fashion sense that the name KK has come to be associated with ugly suits.
This has somehow dented McDonald’s personal brand off-screen. But what most
people don’t realise is that the actor from Ha-Nesengani in Vuwani, Limpopo, is
someone who takes his fashion very seriously. His colleagues say that McDonald
might be playing the nasty KK but style-wise, he is on point. “He carries
elegant looks as well as he carries off the role of KK,” says one colleague.
“Off-screen McDonald is a snappy dresser with an impeccable clothing taste. His
real style is an example of modern elegance. He's sleek without trying hard,”
says another colleague. They say off-screen, the 35-year-old prefers jeans,
T-shirts and stylish tailored suits.
KK In what
has been seen as an effort to divorce himself from KK’s style, McDonald
recently took to Instagram to show off his real style. The University of Venda
graduate showed off beautifully put together and polished looks. He got
compliments, with some people calling for Muvhango stylists to drop his hideous
suits for his real-life style. Paledi says what you wear plays a large part in
how you are perceived by others. “The fashion image that KK has created for
McDonald will live for a long time in many people's minds. It will take forever
for McDonald to shake off that unfashionable image. The best way to shake that
image off is to be impeccably dressed every time he is in front of the camera,”
says Paledi. He says his recent Instagram posts are a step in the right
direction, but who’s KK without the shiny suits? The majority fans want the
suits to stay.