Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Succumbs to COVID-19

Kenzo Takada. Photo Credit: Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

The Japanese founder of the famous fashion brand Kenzo succumbed to Covid-19 related complications; he was 81. Tributes have poured in from all across the world for Kenzo Takada who died on Sunday at the American Hospital in Paris.

Takada is well known for his colourful graphics, jungle-inspired prints and was the first Japanese designer to gain fame on Paris fashion shows.

With his “nearly 8,000 designs” under his belt, the Japanese designer “never stopped celebrating fashion and the art of living”, his spokesman said.