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Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies of cancer at 84: report

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This photo taken on March 15, 2016 shows Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake in Tokyo.
This photo taken on March 15, 2016 shows Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake in Tokyo. Photo by STR/JIJI Press /AFP via Getty Images

Tokyo — Japanese designer Issey Miyake, known for her wrinkle-free pleated style of clothing, friend and founder of her Apple Inc. Steve created his Jobs signature black turtleneck. , the media said on Tuesday. He was 84 years old.

Mr. Miyake, whose name became synonymous with Japan's economic and fashion power in the 1980s, died of liver cancer on August 5, according to Kyodo News. told. No further details were immediately available.

Known for her practicality, Miyake is said to have wanted to be a dancer or an athlete before reading her sister's fashion magazines changed her course. Clothing allowed.

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, centre, and his models greets the audience at the end of the Fall-Winter 1985/1986 ready-to-wear fashion presentation show, on March 23, 1985 in Paris.
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake was at the center and his A model greets the audience at the end of the Fall-Winter 1985/1986 ready-to-wear fashion presentation show in Paris on March 23, 1985. Photo by PIERRE GUILLAUD /via Getty Images

Miyake was born in Hiroshima and was seven years old when the atomic bomb was dropped. The city when he was in the classroom. In 2009, writing for The New York Times as part of a campaign to win the then-President of the United States, when President Barack Obama visited the city, he said, He said he didn't want to be labeled as a designer who survived the atomic bombing.

"When I close my eyes, I still see things no one should experience," he wrote, noting that within three years his mother had died of radiation exposure. added.

"I have tried to forget about them, even though they are failures. Instead of destroying, I want to think about what can be created, what brings beauty and joy. Modern optimistic creative I was drawn to the field of clothing design, partly because of its casual format.”

After studying graphic design at Tokyo University of the Arts, he studied clothing design in Paris and worked with renowned fashion designer Guy Guy. After working with Laroche and Hubert de Givenchy, he moved to New York. In 1970 he returned to Tokyo and established the Miyake Design Studio.

In the late 1980s, he developed a new method of pleating by wrapping his fabrics in a layer of paper and applying a heat press to retain the shape of the pleats. The dancer's freedom of movement was tested and this led to the development of his signature "Pleats, Please" line.

Bags from his Miyake, the main Issey for men and women, before finally retiring practically to devote himself to research in 1997. He has developed over a dozen fashion lines, ranging from watches to fragrances.

In 2016, when asked what challenges future designers face, he told The Guardian newspaper that people are likely to consume less.

He "may need to go through a thinning process, which is important," he said.

"In Paris, the people who make clothes are called couturiers. They develop new clothes, but really the job of design is to make things that work in real life."

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