The Prominent Franco-Japanese fashion designer, Kenzo Takada, died on 4th October at the age of 81 due to complications from COVID-19 disease.
He took his last breath at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, located in the Western Outskirts of the French Capital.
The sad news was shared by his Fashion House on his Instagram account with an emotional caption stated that” It is very sad to share the truth that our dearest friend passed away. He was a very encouraging and diligent fashion designer who ruled the fashion industry for almost half a century.
He was the one anyone wants to work with and we are very lucky to work with him. His positive vibes will always be remembered and may his soul rest in peace. The last rites will happen today and sympathy to his loved ones.”
The Late fashion designer opened his own Fashion House, Kenzo (which means Wise One) in 1970, and gained popularity for merging Japanese influences with European Culture. His unbeatable fashion shows and bright and colorful knitwear made the Kenzo stand out in the competition.
His style in clashing prints and the amazing contrast of color was really appreciated by the people. Kenzo provided other range of services including skincare products and perfumes.
Interview of Kenzo Takada:
Kenzo was awarded two eminent awards- the French award, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1984, and the Japanese award, Medal with Purple Ribbon in 1999. He was even an honorary president of the Asian Couture.
From 1993, the French Luxury Group Company LVMH acquired the Kenzo Brand. In 1999, Takada took retirement from his house and pursued his career in Arts.
Felipe Oliveira Baptista, the artistic director of Kenzo grieved,” His astonishing vibes, affection, talent, and positivity were very catching. He will live forever in everyone’s heart.”
The love for fashion in Takada emerged when he used to read his sister’s fashion magazine. He was working in Japan but got shifted to Pris to work as a fashion designer on a freelance basis. In 1970, he acquired a boutique in which he used to design the clothes on a jungle theme and merged that with Asian Style. It became very influential.