Franco-Japanese designer Kenzo Takada dies of COVID-19

Davida Erdahl

Franco-Japanese manner designer Kenzo Takada, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of eighty one, in accordance to a assertion launched by the relatives to French media on Sunday. Takada died in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, close to Paris. He was known for his jungle-infused types and cost-free-spirited aesthetic […]

Franco-Japanese manner designer Kenzo Takada, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of eighty one, in accordance to a assertion launched by the relatives to French media on Sunday. Takada died in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, close to Paris. He was known for his jungle-infused types and cost-free-spirited aesthetic that channelled world travel.

 

“It is with enormous disappointment that Kenzo has discovered of the passing of our founder… for 50 % a century, Mr. Takada has been an emblematic identity in the manner industry –always infusing creativeness and colour into the earth,” Takada’s manner household Kenzo claimed in a assertion on Instagram.

 

“His amazing electricity, kindness, talent and smile had been contagious,” claimed designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista, who only final week unveiled Kenzo’s spring-summertime 2020 selection to manner editors.

 

The brand Kenzo is owned by French luxurious products business LVMH since 1993.

 

Takada, who was born in 1939, fell in appreciate with manner just after reading through his sisters’ manner magazines. He researched at the Bunka Faculty of Manner in Tokyo, and worked for a short period of time in Japan, prior to relocating to Paris in 1965, to perform as a freelance designer.

 

Most recently in January 2020, Takada introduced that he would be launching a new way of life brand named K3. The brand built its first appearance in January 2020 at the Maison et Objet trade present, as properly as in a Parisian showroom.

 

He was the honorary president of the Asian Couture Federation.

 

Fibre2Fashion Information Desk (RKS)

Franco-Japanese manner designer Kenzo Takada, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of eighty one, in accordance to a assertion launched by the relatives to French media on Sunday. Takada died in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, close to Paris. He was known for his jungle-infused types and cost-free-spirited aesthetic that channelled world travel.

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