Kenzo Takada, a Paris based Japanese designer died on Sunday ,failing to combat COVID-19, in Paris; a spokesperson for Takads luxury K-3 brand said in statement sent to CNN. His death amidst the Paris Fashion Week has traumatized the fraternity.
It is with immense sadness that the brnd K-3 announces the loss of its celebrated artistic director, Kenzo Takada.The world renownend designer passed away on October 4th 2020 due to Covid-19 relation complications at the age of 81 at the American Hospital, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. The statement read.
Story Of Kenzo
In the year 1970, Kenzo made his debut in the fashion industry with his namesake fahionline. More of a traveler than a designer, Kenzo would reprint all his travel memories in every attire ranging from folk dresses to kimons.There was much more of a cultural gap when you were travelling from one country to the next. He told CNN in an interview in 2019, commemorating about his trips in the 1970s, So that really drove me and gave me a lot of influence and inspiration to work on different things around my trips.
Takada would applaud Paris for its ever lasting Fashion , saying A French way of working with fashion definitely influenced me and much later I started to blend other cultures into that fashion.
Of course now, fashion is everywhere: in New York, Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, everywhere. But I think Paris stays important.
He inaugurated his flagship store at Place des Victories in 1976, in Paris and reaped success in the following three decades, stacking up numerous privileges and accomplishments- including collection of magazine covers, the launch of a perfume empire and, in 1933 his brand purchased collection of LVMH.
Kenzo Takada was incredibly creative; with a stroke of genius, he imagined a new artistic and colorful story combining East and Westhis native Japan and his life in Paris. Jonathan Bouchet Manheim, CEO of Takads K-3 brand, said in statement.
I had the chance to work alongside him for many years, always in awe, admiring his curiosity and his open-mindedness. He seemed quiet and shy at first, but he was full of humor. He was generous and always knew how to look after people close to his heart. He had a zest for life Kenzo Takada was the epitome of the art of living. He added.