The Japanese designer died last Friday in Tokyo, leaving behind a company that is still churning out some of the most intriguing designs in modern fashion
The Japanese press announced moments ago that Issey Miyake has died from cancer, aged 84. No further details are available. The Hiroshima-born designer was one of the earliest Japanese to make a name for himself in the French fashion system and quickly won international accolades for his bold and wearable clothes, with lines more akin to traditional Japanese silhouettes than those of Parisian couture. Although he had stopped designing the main collection that bears his name, Mr Miyake was still actively involved in projects that pushed the boundaries of fashion. Watch this space for our tribute to a name that is synonymous with 20th century Japanese style.