DURBAN - GROWING up in a family of girls stood considered one of GQ journal’s High 10 greatest dressed males, musician Mthoko “Dash” Mkhathini, in good stead.
The Durban-born TV persona’s clear and trendy gown sense noticed him ending seventh among the many greatest dressed, with artistic entrepreneur Menzi Mcunu successful.
Chatting with the Sunday Tribune this week, Dash, a Northwood Excessive College outdated boy, mirrored on his passion for fashion.
“I've always taken care of myself. I grew up residing with girls, my mom and sister, they usually taught me about type. They taught me the significance of taking care of myself as a result of picture is all the things,” he mentioned.
Dash shot to fame with the rap group, Dream Workforce, and later moved into TV presenting along with his attractive look, gown sense and bubbly persona. He presents reveals on DStv’s youth leisure channels Vuzu and Mzansi Magic.
“I've always identified and appreciated fashion however my type is extra of avenue tradition. I don’t have a stylist,” he mentioned.
Dash mentioned he restrained his private type when he was on Dream Workforce duties as that setting was concerning the collective, not the person. However on tv and along with his A-checklist celeb girlfriend High Billing’s Ayanda Thabethe, he expresses himself.
“I put my very own concepts collectively and gown the way in which I like,” mentioned Dash. “Even at my place, all my garments in my closet are positioned so as in keeping with their colors, even the footwear are stored of their containers. It’s all neat and so as, it makes it straightforward for me to decide on what to put on as a result of my garments are usually not blended up,” he mentioned.
He desperately wished to check fashion after faculty, however his mom instructed him he could be losing his time as he knew all of it already and opted for graphic design as a consequence, which helped him with advertising and branding fundamentals.
Earlier than the celebrity, he labored as a stylist for manufacturers resembling Vertigo and now harbours ambitions of turning into a retail mogul.
“Proper now, I'm constructing relationships and rising my model in order that after I enterprise into the retail area, it will likely be straightforward for folks to help me as a result of my model will already be identified. Even Pharrell Williams and Kanye West had their clothes labels once they had been already large manufacturers,” he mentioned.