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Sunday Best: A tribute to iconic fashion designer Kenzo Takada, who died last weekend at age 81 from COVID complications

To the list of those souls lost to COVID-19, add the name of the pioneering fashion designer Kenzo Takada, who died this month at a Paris hospital at the age of 81. Takada — whose fashion company was known by his first name, Kenzo — helped bring Japanese fashion to the world, paving the way for many later Japanese designers. Takada, who was one of the first men to attend Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, arrived in Paris in 1964. Initially planning a short stay, he ended up spending the rest of his life there, opening his first store in 1970 and presenting playful, exuberant fashion shows until the 1990s; later, he designed for opera and presented a homewares collection. Here, he’s seen as a young man with Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida in 1977 (she had just awarded him the title of one of the

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Kenzo Takada, iconic French-Japanese fashion designer, has died at age 81

Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel, has died. He was 81.

The family said in a statement to French media Sunday that Takada died from complications from COVID-19 in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. A public relations officer for Kenzo’s brand confirmed that Takada died, but didn’t give a cause of death.

“It is with immense sadness that KENZO has learned of the passing of our founder,” the fashion house said in a statement. “For half a century, Mr. Takada has been an emblematic personality in the fashion industry — always infusing creativity and color into the world.”

Takada’s death came at the tail end of Paris Fashion Week, whose nine-day calendar is undertaking an unusual fashion season for spring-summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was only days ago that the Kenzo fashion house

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Japanese Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Died at the Age of 81 From COVID-19

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Photo credit: Pierre Suu – Getty Images

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Kenzo Takada, the Japanese-French designer and founder of Kenzo, has died from COVID-19 at the age of 81, a spokesman confirmed to The Guardian. He died in the American hospital in Paris.

Takada was born in 1939 near Osaka and was known for his colorful prints and made a name for himself as the first Japanese designer to become a well-known Paris fashion designer. He came to France in 1965 and lived there for the remainder of his life. The Guardian noted that Takada had only planned to stay a short while when he arrived in Marseille, but soon Paris became his home.

With his “nearly 8,000 designs,” the Japanese designer “never stopped celebrating fashion and the art of living,” his spokesman said. In 1970, he launched a collection for women, his first collection in Paris. He had

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Japanese Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Died at the Age of 81

Kenzo Takada, the Japanese-French designer and founder of Kenzo, has died from COVID-19 at the age of 81, a spokesman confirmed to The Guardian. He died in the American hospital in Paris.

Takada was born in 1939 near Osaka and was known for his colorful prints and made a name for himself as the first Japanese designer to become a well-known Paris fashion designer. He came to France in 1965 and lived there for the remainder of his life. The Guardian noted that Takada had only planned to stay a short while when he arrived in Marseille, but soon Paris became his home.

With his “nearly 8,000 designs,” the Japanese designer “never stopped celebrating fashion and the art of living,” his spokesman said. In 1970, he launched a collection for women, his first collection in Paris. He had his first show for men in 1983 and his first perfume

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Fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19 at age 81

PARIS (AP) — Kenzo Takada, the iconic Franco-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled his home continent of Asia, has died. He was 81.

The family said in a statement to French media Sunday that Takada died from complications from COVID-19 in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. A public relations officer for Kenzo’s brand confirmed that Takada died, but didn’t give a cause of death.

Though Takada had been retired from his house since 1999 to pursue a career in art, Kenzo remains one of the most respected fixtures of the high Paris fashion. Since 1993, the brand Kenzo has been owned owned by the French luxury goods company LVMH. The current designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista unveiled Kenzo’s spring-summer 2020 to fashion editors on Wednesday.

Takada was born on Feb. 27, 1939, in Himeji, in the Hyogo Prefecture in Japan to hoteliers, but

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Yo Colorado highlights state’s golden age with retro colors in clothing line

It’s hard not to think about the good ole days right now. And that’s part of why this week’s “In Good Company” is so fitting.

Yo Colorado has captured the essence of Colorado from its most colorful days.

Their apparel turns 70s and 80s retro cool into a fashion statement.

Their storefront in Golden is like a time warp, filled with clothing and colors from Colorado’s golden age.

“I came here when I was a kid and camped with my family,” said Yo Colorado co-founder Brad Miller. “And, I have these memories of campers with the brown, orange, yellow stripes on them.”

Miller and fellow co-founder Pe Maslowsky started Yo Colorado seven years ago as an ode to the past with a modern day appeal.

“We had this idea for a vintage looking ski beanie that would somehow represent Colorado,” said Miller. “And, we didn’t see anything like that out

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The Best Vitamins for Women at Every Age

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If you’ve ever stood in the vitamin aisle feeling dumbfounded by the various nutrients listed in alphabetical order, you’re not alone. There are so many different vitamins and multivitamins (comprised of a mixture of the former) to choose from. Ultimately, however, this makes sense, since a broad variety of nutrients play a role in a woman’s health. Knowing which ones will work specifically for you can be tricky, unless you happen to be a doctor, that is—which is why we decided to tap one to determine the vitamins you really need, including the multivitamins that cover them all.

And since identifying the best possible multivitamin begins with understanding what should really be in one, we asked Dr. Lucky Sekhon, a fertility specialist and board-certified OB/GYN, what women—at all ages and stages—need to look for on the labels. Needless to say, the next time you need to navigate

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Half of young women will leave their tech job by age 35, study finds

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Young women in tech aren’t staying in the industry. 


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Half of young women who go into tech jobs leave by age 35, according to a report out Tuesday from IT consulting firm Accenture and tech education organization Girls Who Code. 

The primary reason? Noninclusive company culture. Thirty-seven percent of respondents who said they’d left the industry listed this as their reason for leaving. 

The study, called Resetting Tech Culture, gathered information from 1,990 tech workers and 500 senior human resources leaders in companies employing people in technology jobs. It also gathered info from 2,700 college students. 

This type of attrition, the report says, is a blow to an industry that’s already struggling with a lack of diversity, with the proportion of women actually declining in the

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Sex remains important to women through middle age, survey shows

It’s often thought that older women lose interest in sex, but many women continue to rate sex as important, a new study finds.

“In contrast to prior literature reporting that the importance of sex decreases as women move through midlife, we found that for a quarter of women, sex remains highly important to them throughout midlife,” said lead author Dr. Holly Thomas, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

More than 3,200 women took part in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation.

For 45%, sex was important early in midlife and became less so over time, the study found. For 27%, sex remained important throughout midlife and for 28% sex was of low importance.

Black women were more likely to say sex was important throughout midlife, but Chinese and Japanese women were more likely to regard sex as not important or of less importance.

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