Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies of COVID-19

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Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada whose brand also named Kenzo dies of COVID-19 on Sunday. He was 81.

Takada died of complications linked to COVID-19 at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a residential suburb on the western outskirts of the capital, his spokesman told French media.

He was well-known for his colorful motifs and original silhouettes, which mixed inspirations from Japan, such as the kimono, with other cuts. He also branched into perfumes and skincare lines, helping his business boom.

He had retired from his eponymous label several decades ago, however, after selling it to LVMH LVMH.PA, the world's biggest luxury group, in the early 1990s.

Kenzo has since had several other creative directors, while Takada maintained close links to the world of fashion but explored other areas of design, including furniture.

Confirming his death in a statement on Instagram, the Kenzo brand paid tribute to his use of color and said the label was still inspired by his zest for life and optimism.


Publish : 2020-10-05 15:11:20

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