US News: Issey Miyake († 84): Revolutionary Japanese designer died

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Tokyo - the fashion world mourns: The revolutionary Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, famous for his innovative styles and perfume, died at the age of 84. The designer born in Hiroshima succumbed to a liver cancer, as his office announced on Tuesday.

Designer Issey Miyake ist im Alter von 84 Jahren gestorben. © provided by Tag24 Designer Issey Miyake died at the age of 84.

Since the 1970s, Miyake has followed the concept of producing clothing from a single piece of fabric. The Japanese, who also designed the design for the black turtleneck from Apple founder Steve Jobs, built up a global brand in his long career. These include fashion collections for women and men, bags, watches and perfumes.

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Miyake was born on April 22, 1938 in Hiroshima. He was just seven years old when the city turned into an inferno through an atomic bomb of the USA . As an adult, he didn't like to talk about it. Miyake wrote in the "New York Times" in 2009 in 2009.

During his long career, he worked with traditional and modern fashion techniques. In the 1980s he was celebrated as one of the most revolutionary designers in the world. Miyake, who was a big fan of Madeleine Vionnets (1876-1975) - once the undisputed master of cutting art - also worked with plastic, metal and even paper.

Miyake developed a new way of folding fabric by wrapping it in a hot press between layers of paper. The result was that the clothing kept their shape. This method led to the development of its sensational, characteristic line "Pleats please" (pleated blind please).

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Models präsentieren ein Kleid aus der Kollektion © provided by TAG24 Models present a dress from the "Pleats please" collection as part of the Issey Miyake Autumn winter collection 1995.

for his also famous A-POC line (A Piece of Clothing) he used a weaving machine, the outfits made from a piece of fabric.

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