Kansai Yamamoto Death – It is with much sorrow that we report the death of Japanese designer, Kansai Yamamoto, who passed away on 21st July, aged 76.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family and those close to him at this sad time.
Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde collections and career-defining collaboration with David Bowie, has died aged 76.
Confirming his death via Instagram on Monday, Yamamoto’s daughter Mirai said her father “left this world peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.”
‘”In my eyes, my father was not only the eclectic and energetic soul that the world knew him as, but someone who was also thoughtful, kind-hearted and affectionate,” she wrote.
According to a statement published by the designer’s eponymous company, Yamamoto died last Tuesday following a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. His funeral has already taken place, though a “public farewell” may be held at a later date.
“As he fought his illness, he remained always positive, never lost his passion towards creation,” the company’s statement read.
Born in 1944, Yamamoto studied civil engineering before turning his attention to fashion. By the early 1970s he had become the first Japanese designer to hold a show in London, an opportunity that earned him international acclaim for his theatrical creations.