Fashion Designer Issey Miyake Turtleneck Clothes Worn By Steve Jobs, Legend Passed Away From Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cancer

Issey Miyake was known for technology-driven clothing designs.

As per the news, Issey Miyake, Japan's prince of pleats, passed away last week. The designer was known for creating tech-designed products.

His designs come in clothing, exhibitions, textiles, and fragrance variations. One of his most renowned masterworks is the perfume L'eau d'Isse.

Miyake gained recognition for his pleated style of clothing, which never wrinkled. He was the creator of the signature black turtleneck jumper designed for Steve Jobs.

Issey Miyake: Steve Jobs Turtleneck Designer Dies Aged 84

Per his company's announcement, Issey Miyake passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022. He died after suffering from liver failure.

Accoridng to the Japanese media, Miyake's funeral has already taken place. There were no other facts available right away.

Meanwhile, social media remains flooded with tribute messages to the renowned designer. 

The Outliner Magazine wrote on Twitter: 'Rest in peace to the legendary Issey Miyake.'

A fan, @David_Rudnick, writes: RIP Issey Miyake. A brilliant, original mind. Lightness, form, movement, tenderness always. It was a language of Miyake's own that felt more straightforward and advanced than any contemporary. A genius of body, color, motion, and nature, a gift to all of us.'

'RIP Issey Miyake. Apple fans will, of course, remember the iconic turtleneck worn by Steve Jobs. But, Miyake was famous for a lot more daring designs and innovations in materials. A colossal figure in the world of fashion. I still have the Miyake jacket I bought on my first Tokyo visit.' tweets a user named Fernando Gros.

Issey Miyake Died From Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cancer

Issey Miyake's death caused due to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cancer, which caused his liver failure.

According to a statement from the Issey Miyake Group, he passed away on August 5 in a Tokyo hospital from hepatocellular carcinoma, the most typical type of primary liver cancer.

In particular, Hepatocellular Carcinoma is a type of liver cancer that occurs in people with longtime liver diseases. It often occurs in chronic liver diseases, such as cirrhosis caused by hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection.

The statement provided by his company also mentioned that Miyake died while "surrounded by his family members,close friends and associates."

Who Is Issey Miyake? His Wikipedia

Miyake was born on April 22, 1938. He is a Japanese citizen who spent most of his childhood in Hiroshima. 

When the atomic bomb dropped on his hometown, he was at this school; the designer was only seven years old. Thus, he labels himself as the 'designer who survived.'

Miyake was known to experiment with conventional and modern techniques during his career of more than 50 years.

Steve jobs' turtleneck designer, Issey Miyake was the head of  The Issey Miyake Group.
Steve jobs' turtleneck designer, Issey Miyake was the head of The Issey Miyake Group.( Source : Hollywoodreporter )

The designer founded his design studio in the year 1970. He made his firm synonymous with colors and innovative designs. His brand's crimped fabrics, known as Homme Plissé Issey Miyake, are arguably best known for their Pleats Please business, which the designer founded.

In the late 90s, Miyake developed an advanced way of pleating using fabrics between layers of paper and placing them into a heat press. He is the creator of more than dozens of fashion lines.

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