Kenzo Takada, who is the designer and founder of the brand, has died at the age of 81 from complications caused by the coronavirus.
The death of the designer became known after a public statement by representatives of the K-3 brand, launched by Kenzo Takada in January 2020.
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AN ODE TO OUR FOUNDER 🙏🏻🖤 It is with immense sadness that KENZO has learned of the passing of our founder, Kenzo Takada. For half a century, Mr. Takada has been an emblematic personality in the fashion industry – always infusing creativity and color into the world. Today, his optimism, zest for life and generosity continue to be pillars of our Maison. He will be greatly missed and always remembered. “It is with great sadness that I have learned the passing away of Mr Kenzo Takada. His amazing energy, kindness, talent and smile were contagious. His kindred spirit will live forever. Rest in peace Master.” -@felipeoliveirabaptista
During his life, the designer has achieved great success: fashion collections and perfumes by the Kenzo brand have many admirers around the world.