The year 2020 has been disastrous for mankind right from the very start. There seems to be no end to heartbreaking news, as from a past number of months we have been constantly coming across news related to the death of various popular celebs across the globe. The world of fashion lost a gem of a talent forever in the form of ace Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto.
Kansai Yamamoto who was internationally renowned for his talent and fashion works succumbed to Leukemia at 76 last week. But it was only today when the ace fashion designer’s family disclosed the news.
Kansai Yamamoto’s daughter and Japanese actress Mirai Yamamoto shared her dad’s picture along with an emotional note that read, ” On July 21st, my father, Kansai Yamamoto, passed away at the age of 76. He 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. He valued communication and showered me with love throughout my entire life.
“He also taught me to persist throughout failures and to never let go of a positive, forward-looking mindset. He viewed challenges as opportunities for self-development and always believed in the brighter days ahead. I want to thank everyone who has touched my father’s life in some way, shape, or form. Without you, his legacy would not exist.”
“I will continue supporting this legacy of my father through my work at KANSAI SUPER STUDIO, alongside my acting career. In doing so, I hope to spread Kansai Yamamoto’s spirit of “Genki” to the world.” concluded Mirai
As per The Japan Times, Kansai Yamamoto was the first Japanese to organize a fashion show in London. His collection in London brought him international recognition and a long-lasting friendship with some of the world’s most high-profile musicians, including Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and the late English singer-songwriter David Bowie, whose alter-ego Ziggy Stardust wore Yamamoto’s bold and futuristic outfits for his 1972-73 Aladdin Insane tour.