Japanese designer, Issey Miyake, famed for his pleated style of clothing that never wrinkles and who produced the signature black turtleneck of friend and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) founder Steve Jobs, has died.
Miyake died of liver cancer aged 84 last Friday, and a private funeral has already taken place.
His fashion house developed highly sought-after clothes for men and women, as well as bags, watches, and perfumes.
The deceased is one of the few Japanese fashion designers recognised globally, along with Yoko Ono.
See some reactions to Issey Miyake’s exit below:
Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang, wrote on Facebook: “Lamenting the loss of my dear friend Issey Miyake!
“I was just thinking that I had not heard much from him in a while, and upon the next opportunity to go to Tokyo the two of us must meet again. Alas! With a period of silence, it is often because someone is privately working on something big or, what I fear the most, because they are sick…
“The past leaps vividly before my eyes… What remains more precious than our collaborations are what he taught me with his words and the examples he set in the prime years of my growth…I remember Issey would often mention Isaamu Noguchi. The two of them were separated by a gap of 30 years, Issey and I by a gap of 20 years.
“So many unforgettable important things have been passed on over generations…
“Throughout his life, Issey was surrounded by people who loved him, helped him, were fond of him, and took care of him. How painful it must be for everyone to lose Issey. Yet, I know everyone’s diligence will keep him alive.”
Journalist Kumi Taguchi said on Facebook: “Rest in Peace, Issey Miyake.”
Icelandic journalist, Egill Helgason, said on Facebook: “RIP Issey Miyake. Thanks for the best aftershave in the world. Issey has made my life better with his fresh and wonderful smell.”