Fashion Pioneer Kenzo Takada Dies Age 81

"Kenzo Takada was a true pioneer of inclusivity. He believed that fashion was for everyone to delight in – and he brought a sense of joy to Paris Fashion Week for many years, conveyed through colour, diverse references and of course his big, beaming smile," said @Edward_Enninfulon after learning that the Japanese designer Kenzo Takada has died at the age of 81.

Designer @KenzoTakada_official passed away on October 4th in Paris due to complications from Coronavirus. After studying fashion in Tokyo, he traveled by boat to Paris in 1964 and lived there for the remainder of his life. #KenzoTakada began his brand #Kenzo in 1970. Takada pulled inspiration from a variety of cultures and his clothes, which he continued to designed until retiring in 1999, are celebrated for their vibrant and uplifting aesthetic and their voluminous silhouettes.

@felipeoliveirabaptista, the brand's current creative director, said “his designs were all about freedom of movement. His amazing energy, kindness, talent and smile were contagious. His kindred spirit will live forever.”

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