Issey Miyake, famed Japanese fashion designer, dies aged 84
The renowned Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has died in Tokyo aged 84. The Miyake Design Studio announced Tuesday that the designer died on August 5, stating that his cause of death was liver cancer.
Miyake was famous for his bold pleated designs and perfumes. He was also known for designing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' famous black turtleneck jumpers.
The Issey Miyake Group released a short statement about his work saying: “Miyake’s dynamic spirit was driven by a relentless curiosity and desire to convey joy through the medium of design.” It stated that “as per Mr Miyake’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service”.
Miyake defined an era in Japan’s modern history, reaching stardom in the 1970s among a generation of designers and artists who reached global fame by defining a Japanese vision that was unique from the West.