Pathe O with a picture of himself with Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela: Meet Pathe O, the man who made his shirts

While the dress code most favoured by political leaders and statesmen around the world tends to be a formal suit and tie, Nelson Mandela's colourful shirts became a distinctive look all of his own.

Fashion designer Pathe O made many of the former South African president's shirts himself.

Speaking before Mr Mandela's death, the Ivory Coast-based designer spoke about what it was like meeting and working with him.

  • 14 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa