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Famed Japanese vogue creator Issey Miyake dies at 84

Famed Japanese vogue creator Issey Miyake dies at 84

TOKYO (AP) — Issey Miyake, who built one of Japan's biggest vogue brands accompanied by every one one other accompanied by was known for his boldly sculpted pleated pieces while well while former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' black turtlenecks, has died. He was 84.

Miyake died Aug. 5 of liver cancer, Miyake Design Office said Tuesday.

Miyake defined an epoch inside Japan's modern history, reaching stardom inside the 1970s among a number of years of designers accompanied by every one one other accompanied by artists who reached worldwide fame by defining a Japanese eyesight that was distinctive from the West.

Miyake's origami-like pleats transformed normally crass polyester into chic. He excessively used computer technology inside weaving to create apparel. His down-to-earth clothing was meant to commemorate the anthropoid body anyway of race, build, dimensions or age.

Miyake flat detested actuality called a vogue designer, choosing not to identify accompanied by what he saw while a frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption.

Again accompanied by every one one other accompanied by again, Miyake returned to his basic idea of starting accompanied by a single small part of cloth — exist it draped, folded, gash or wrapped.

Over the years, he took inspiration from a variety of cultures accompanied by every one one other accompanied by societal motifs, while well while done every one day items — plastic, rattan, "washi" paper, jute, horsehair, foil, yarn, batik, indigo dyes accompanied by every one one other accompanied by wiring.

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He occasionally evoked images of Jimi Hendrix accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Janis Joplin, or collaborated accompanied by Japanese painter Tadanori Yokoo inside images of monkeys accompanied by every one one other accompanied by foliage inside vibrant, psychedelic hues.

He excessively collaborated accompanied by furnishings accompanied by every one one other accompanied by inside creator Shiro Kuramata, photographer Irving Penn, choreographer accompanied by every one one other accompanied by director Maurice Bejart, pottery maker Lucie Rie accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ballet Frankfurt.

In 1992, Miyake was commissioned to design the official Olympic continual for Lithuania, which had fair gained self-government from the Soviet Union.

Born inside Hiroshima inside 1938, Miyake was a celestial body while inside a short hour dated while he hit the European runways. His brown top, which combined the Japanese sewn cloth "sashiko" accompanied by raw silk knit, was splashed on the cover of the September 1973 matter of Elle magazine.

Miyake was excessively a pioneer inside gender roles, asking feminist Fusae Ichikawa inside the 1970s — when she was inside her 80s — to exist his model, sending the message that garments must exist comfortable accompanied by every one one other accompanied by convey the natural beauty of real people.

Although he made clothes that went on the a lengthy way side of the mundane, appearing to stretch not here for the spiritual, he made a point to never obtain pretentious, always approving of the T-shirt-and-jeans look.

"Designing is exist fond of a living organism inside that it pursues what matters for its well-being accompanied by every one one other accompanied by continuity," Miyake on one instance wrote inside his book.

His office confirmed a private burial had by that hour dated been held accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other ceremonies will not exist held inside accordance accompanied by Miyake's wishes. Miyake kept his family actuality private, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by survivors are not known.

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Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyama

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