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Japan fashion designer Issey Miyake passes away

Status: 09.08.2022 at 12:45 PM

Issey Miyake survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima as a child, and 20 years later he made a name for himself as a fashion designer in Paris. He has received many awards for his sensational works.

Japanese fashion designer Issei Miyake has died at the age of 84. According to the media, his office announced that he had already died of liver cancer on August 5.

He built one of the largest Japanese fashion houses and has pioneered the concept of making clothes from a single piece of fabric since the 1970s. Creating comfortable and functional fashion was important to them. He also experimented with unusual materials such as Japanese paper. His designs are renowned with innovative silhouettes and heavily pleated fabrics. This is how Miyake’s eye-catching Pleats Please and A-POC collections came to the fore.

Bringing “Beauty and Joy” to the World

The designer was born in Hiroshima in 1938 and survived the atomic bombing of his hometown in 1945. He had been limping all his life – the result of a bone disease. Many years later, Miyake said that he became a fashion designer to leave behind the horrors of Hiroshima and bring “beauty and joy” to the world with his creations. He studied in Tokyo and Paris and presented his first collection in 1970 in New York.

In 2005 he was honored for his life’s work with the Japanese “Premium Imperiale”, also considered the Nobel Prize for the Arts. A year later he received the Kyoto Prize for his “visionary clothing concepts”, one of the most important awards in the fields of science and culture.

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