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