Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Dies Of COVID-19-Related Complications

The Japanese fashion designer who founded Kenzo died from Covid-19 complications yesterday in a hospital near Paris.

A spokesperson for the famed creative confirmed Kenzo Takada’s death just four days after his eponymous brand showed its Spring/Summer 2021 collection at Paris Fashion Week.

Despite leaving the brand in 1999 to enjoy a “permanent holiday”, the 81-year-old was still involved in maintaining Kenzo’s image and working on K3, the luxury homeware and lifestyle brand he introduced last January, almost 50 years after founding fashion brand Jungle Jap, which later became known as Kenzo.

Takada was

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