Kenzo has left us but no one will stop celebrating his art

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Kenzo passed away Sunday, October 4 at the American hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, according to his spokesperson, leaving this world during Paris Fashion Week and five days later the fashion house he founded staged his last show

Born on February 27, 1939 in Himeji, near Osaka, the fifth of seven children, Kenzo Takada showed precocious skill and passion for drawing and sewing, taught to him by his sisters. She later attended Tokyo’s Bunka Gakuen fashion school.

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Kenzo Takada fotografato nel 1981 su “Elle” da Oliviero Toscani

 

With his “almost eight thousand design projects”, the Japanese designer “has never stopped celebrating fashion and the art of living”, said his spokesperson.

For half a century, Mr. Takada has been an emblematic personality in the fashion industry, always infusing creativity and color into the world

declared in the same press release Sylvie Colin, CEO of the Kenzo fashion house.

Today, his optimism, joie de vivre and generosity continue to be the pillars of our Maison. We will miss him very much, but he will be remembered forever

It is with great sadness that I learned of the disappearance of Mr. Kenzo Takada. His incredible energy, kindness and talent were infectious. His kindred spirit will live on forever. Rest in peace Master

added Kenzo’s current Artistic Director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista

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