Fashion Designer and Innovator Issey Miyake has died

By Aashish Verma

The Issey Miyake Studio and Issey Miyake Group told people that the designer had died on August 5 from liver cancer.

Miyake became well-known in the 1970s. Over the years, his work has been known for its tech-driven designs, bright colors, and origami-like pleats.

The creative designer started the Miyake Design Studio in 1970 and went on to make a number of clothing lines and perfumes.

Miyake's designs have been worn by people like Miles Davis and Grace Jones. He also made the turtleneck sweaters that Steve Jobs wore all the time.

The Issey Miyake Studio and Issey Miyake Group said in a statement that there will be no funeral or memorial service because that was Miyake's wish.

Miyake was asked to make the official Olympic uniform for Lithuania in 1992. At the time, Lithuania had just become independent from the Soviet Union.

"Designing is like a living organism in that it pursues what matters for its well-being and continuity," Miyake once wrote in his book.