Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake is renowned for his distinctive, technologically advanced garment designs, exhibitions, and fragrances.
Issey Miyake, 84, Japan’s prince of pleats, passes away from cancer.
Issey Miyake, a famous Japanese designer known for his garments with pleats that never wrinkle and who created the iconic black turtleneck worn by his buddy and Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) founder Steve Jobs, has passed away, according to news reports on Tuesday. He was 84.
According to the Kyodo news agency, Miyake, whose name became synonymous with Japan’s economic and fashion dominance in the 1980s, passed away on August 5 from liver cancer. There were no other details available right away.
Known for his practicality, Miyake is claimed to have intended to be a dancer or an athlete before being encouraged to alter course by reading his sister’s fashion magazines; these initial inclinations are thought to be the reason his clothing allows for flexibility of movement.
Miyake, a Hiroshima native, was in a classroom when the city was struck by the atomic bomb when he was seven years old. Later in adulthood, he was hesitant to talk about the incident. He stated that he did not want to be known as “the designer who survived” the bomb in an article published in the New York Times in 2009 as part of an effort to convince then-U.S. President Barack Obama to visit the city.
Issey Miyake Age, Family, and Early Life
Issey Miyake was born in Hiroshima, Japan, on April 22, 1938. He passed away when he was 84 years old.
However, because so little about his personal life has been made public online, we don’t have any specific information on his parents.
Issey Miyake Career, What was his profession?
Issey The technologically cutting-edge clothing designs, exhibitions, and scents like L’eau d’Issey, which has become his best-known creation, are all other Miyake trademarks. Because of their freshness and sense of enjoyment, Isamu Noguchi’s designs were an early source of inspiration for Miyake. Madeleine Vionnet’s use of geometric calculations in her designs also had an impact on him.
In the late 1980s, he began experimenting with cutting-edge pleating methods that would allow the wearer to move freely and be easy to maintain and make. Between 1996 and 1999, Miyake collaborated with artists for his Guest Artist series. In 1994 and 1999, respectively, Miyake gave up on the design of the men’s and women’s collections.
Issey Miyake Net Worth, How much did he earn?
He was among the best fashion designers on the entire globe. Miyake’s estimated net worth is $1.5 million, according to multiple publications.