The Issey Miyake Studio and Issey Miyake Group announced on August 5 that the late designer died of liver cancer.
Issey Miyake, a well-known avant-garde fashion designer and pioneer, died in a Tokyo hospital at the age of 84. Miyake sprang to fame in the 1970s, and his work has been marked by technology-driven designs, vibrant, colourful fashions, and origami-like pleats, which won him the title 'Prince of Pleats'.
In 1970, the visionary designer established the Miyake Design Studio, which went on to create a number of fashion lines as well as fragrances. Miles Davis and Grace Jones have both worn Miyake's designs, and he was responsible for Apple founder Steve Jobs' distinctive turtleneck sweaters. Despite his formal retirement from fashion in 1997, he remained to oversee the creative direction of his company's fashion lines.
According to a statement made by the Issey Miyake Studio and Issey Miyake Group, there will be no burial or memorial service as per Miyake's wishes. Below are some tributes to the late designer.