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Designer Issey Miyake dies at 84

Yomiuri Shimbun file photos Issey Miyake talks about his Pleats Please line of clothing in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, in December 2011. (Credit: The Yomiuri Shimbun)

Issey Miyake, the internationally acclaimed fashion designer, died of cancer on Aug. 5 aged 84, it was learned Tuesday.

Born Kazunaru Miyake, the Hiroshima Prefecture native studied haute couture techniques in France after graduating from Tama Art University.

Miyake also trained in New York before establishing a design studio in 1970 and launching his eponymous clothing brand the following year.

Issey Miyake poses with pieces from one of his collections at the Tokyo Midtown commercial complex in Minato Ward, Tokyo, in November 2010. (Credit: The Yomiuri Shimbun)

In 1973, he presented a collection in Paris for the first time.

Miyake attracted attention for creating clothes based on his "one piece of cloth" concept, which was influenced by kimono and other traditions.

He is especially known for his Pleats Please line of clothing, which features precisely crimped designs.

His innovative creations won him widespread acclaim and have been displayed in museums and galleries around the world.

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