Issey Miyake, a Japanese fashion designer, passed away
The late designer died on August 5 from liver cancer, according to the Issey Miyake Studio and Issey Miyake Group.
Issey Miyake, a well-known inventor in the field of avant-garde fashion, passed away at the age of 84 in a Tokyo hospital. As he gained notoriety in the 1970s, Miyake’s work came to be known for its technology-driven designs, vivid colours, and pleats reminiscent of origami, which earned him the moniker “Prince of Pleats.”
In 1970, the creative designer established the Miyake Design Studio and went on to launch a number of clothing lines and perfumes. Miles Davis and Grace Jones have both sported Miyake creations, and he is also the designer behind Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ well-known turtleneck sweaters. He formally resigned from the fashion industry in 1997, but he remained to manage the fashion lines produced by his company.
There won’t be a funeral or memorial service, according to Issey Miyake’s desires, according to a statement from the Issey Miyake Studio and Issey Miyake Group. Below, you can read a few tributes to the late designer.