Japanese Fashion Designer Issey Miyake Dies at 84

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake died at the age of 84 on August 5.

Miyake’s office confirmed that he died of liver cancer on Friday.

Miyake’s office said a private funeral service has already taken place with his family and close friends, and a memorial ceremony will not be held in line with the designer’s wishes.

Miyake rose to international prominence in the 1980s with avant-garde designs that those who could purchase his luxury items regarded as collector’s items. 

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was also Miyake’s customer, who wore his custom black turtlenecks almost exclusively from the 1980s.

Miyake’s designs are kept today at institutions such as London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


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