Whether you have seen an episode of Muvhango or not, as a South African you're bound to know the legend of Khakathi 'KK' Mulaudzi and his shiny suits.
The character, played by Macdonald Ndou was introduced back in 2008 and has continued to trend over the years, namely for his poor fashion sense. Proving, once again, that money can't buy taste.
Shiny suits have actually always had a bad rep - which has me wondering why they were ever designed in the first place.
In fact, in an interview with Move! earlier this year, fashion critic, designer and founder of fashion label Palse Homme, Paledi Segapo, went on record to say a shiny suit is one of the biggest sartorial offences in the world.
“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,” said the designer.
Fast forward a few months and one of the biggest menswear brands in the world has pretty much declared that shiny suits are back.
TOM FORD MENSWEAR 2018. pic.twitter.com/f25yDTfxg3— M. (@MEENAVOGUE_) June 7, 2018
And naturally, the first person most South Africans thought of was KK...
KK ku Muvhango has beeeeeeen ahead of the fashion industry then. https://t.co/4czMnzyufJ— Skhora ❤💕 (@Skhora_) June 19, 2018
Shiny suit? KK from Muvhango did it first 💅🏿 https://t.co/iquXGRgphp— Amanda (@milk_and_money_) June 19, 2018
I feel ashamed for laughing at his suits 😑😂😂😂— 💞💞💞💞 (@dirtymaa) June 20, 2018
This has lead us to wonder how many trends we've been laughing off all along...
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