JUST IN: Japanese Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Dies Of #COVID-19––Kenzo Takada, the 81 year old first Japanese designer has died from Covid-19 related complications in a hospital.
The death of the late designer with a passion for drawing and sewing was confirmed by his spokesperson.
Takada went to France in 1965, created a line for men back in 1983, and in 1988 he created his first perfume; Kenzo Kenzo.
FILE PHOTO: Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada poses next to a painting of his self-portrait offered to Monaco’s Princess Stephanie’s “Fight Aids” foundation gala auction on World AIDS Day in Monaco December 1, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo
Kenzo’s designs featured colourful graphic and floral prints. He was hugely popular, both for his high fashion and luxury day-to-day streetwear.