Pathe'O has never seen without one of his own vibrant shirts.
Tailor Pathe'O can look back on a 50-year career that has seen him rise from self-taught improviser to supplier of Africa's wealthy and powerful, including Nelson Mandela.
As well as South Africa's first black president, his richly coloured shirts have graced the backs of Moroccan King Mohamed VI, Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, and the continent's richest man Aliko Dangote.
Now he's doing his best to change attitudes to his profession across Africa and create opportunities for the next generation.
All the work is done by hand on old cast-iron Singer sewing machines, and Pathe'O moves among the tailors, designers and pressers to check their work and lend advice.
He finds inspiration on the street, from women who go to market decked in multicolored clothes and scarves.
Pathe'O himself plans to put all his business success and international recognition behind what he calls his "battle" to win respect for Africa's fashion industry.