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Issey Miyake, Japanese fashion Designer Passes Away At 84

Issey Miyake, a Japanese fashion designer, passed away, his office confirmed on Tuesday. He was 84. According to the Kyodo news agency, Miyake, a legendary figure in the Japanese fashion industry, died on Saturday after a battle with liver cancer. His staff acknowledged that a private funeral had already occurred.

Miyake’s daringly carved, characteristic pleated garments helped him establish himself as the face of Japanese fashion. His pleats resembled origami and turned tacky polyester into stylish. He started weaving clothes using computer technology.

Clothes created by the late designer were intended to honour the human body in all of its diversity. We will most likely remember the famed designer for creating the iconic black turtlenecks for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as a symbol of Japan’s economic and fashion dominance in the 1980s.

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Miyake did his utmost to keep his horrific history private despite the gloss and glamour of the fashion world. Miyake, who was born in Hiroshima in 1938, was just seven years old on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was bombed by the United States. At the time of the bombing, he was in a school.

Miyake did his utmost to keep his horrific history private despite the gloss and glamour of the fashion world. Miyake, who was born in Hiroshima in 1938, was just seven years old on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was bombed by the United States. At the time of the bombing, he was in a school.

Miyake spoke to the New York Times about the bombing in 2009 despite generally being reluctant to bring up the subject in public. He didn’t want to be known as “the designer who survived” Hiroshima, to use his own words.

He aspired to greater things. He talked about how his turbulent past still haunted him and how every time he closed his eyes, he would still have visions of that tragic day.

No one “should ever endure this,” according to Miyake, who recalled the trauma. Three years after the incident, his mother succumbed to radiation poisoning.

Miyake claimed that he made an effort to get past the incident but was unable. He wanted to focus on ideas that can be created as opposed to those that cannot.

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Miyake turned to the fashion industry as a means of escaping his turbulent past. He thought the format was imaginative, upbeat, and current.

In Tokyo, he studied graphic design, and in Paris, he later acquired garment design knowledge. After briefly relocating to New York, Miyake established the Miyake Design Studio in 1970 after moving back to Tokyo.

The designer quickly rose to fame in Europe. His brown shirt, which included raw silk knit and the Japanese sewing technique sashiko, was on Elle’s cover in its September 1973 issue.

Miyake drew design ideas from commonplace objects and societal and cultural symbols. In 1992, he created the official Lithuanian Olympic costume.

Miyake remained humble, consistently approving of the “t-shirt and jeans” style even as his designer clothing moved beyond the ordinary. He gave Steve Jobs exactly that expression.

Despite all the worldwide attention Miyake received, he maintained his privacy when it came to his family. If he has any surviving family is still a mystery.

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