Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies aged 84

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has died aged 84

Fashion designer Issey Miyake, at a 2016 press conference in Tokyo.

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, whose career spanned more than half a century, has died at the age of 84, a report told AFP on Tuesday. employee of his office in Tokyo.

He died on the evening of August 5, she said on the phone, adding that the funeral of Issey Miyake had already taken place in the presence only of relatives , in accordance with his wishes. There are no plans for a public ceremony, the source said.

Japanese public broadcaster NHK also announced the death of the great fashion designer.

Born on April 22, 1938 in Hiroshima, Issey Miyake was 7 years old on August 6, 1945 when the United States dropped the first atomic bomb in history on his hometown, killing 140,000 people and traumatizing survivors for life. He survived, but his mother died three years later from radiation.

As soon as he graduated from Tama University of Fine Arts in Tokyo, he graduated #x27;had settled in Paris in 1965 and had studied at the school of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.

Presentation of Issey Miyake's collection at Paris Fashion Week in 2020.

Issey Miyake was one of the first Japanese fashion designers to establish himself in the French capital after working for Guy Laroche and Givenchy.

From 1980s, he had spread his style around the world using materials never seen in fashion until then (iron wire, Japanese craft paper, horsehair, among others). He was known in particular for having made one-piece clothes and for his pleating technique.

Last June, a show show of his brand was staged in Paris by Rachid Ouramdane, director of the Théâtre national de Chaillot, bringing together models, performers and a collective of acrobats.

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