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Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies at 84

In this photo taken on March 7, 1994, models display a “Pleats Please” dress as part of Issey Miyake Autumn-Winter 1995 ready-to-wear collection in Paris. (Photo: AFP)

World-renowned Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, known for his designs incorporating cutting-edge silhouettes and heavily pleated fabrics, died last Friday of liver cancer, his office said Tuesday. He was 84.

Born in the western city of Hiroshima, he was honoured with Japan’s Order of Culture in 2010 for his contributions to the fashion industry.


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