On October 4, 2020, the fashion world said goodbye to the great Japanese designer Kenzo Takada.¬†He died at the age of 81 from the COVID-19, a terrible pandemic that has killed thousands of people around the world and disrupted the lives and routines of millions of citizens on five continents.
Great models like Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, or Elle Macpherson wanted to give her last goodbye through social networks and other types of events.
Kenzo Takada‚Äôs legacy remains with his designs, style, clothing and his popular parfume.¬†All this thanks to his interest in fashion and beauty world since he was very young.¬†At the age of 19, he wanted to train and entered Bunka Fashion College, considered the first fashion school in Japan.
The school was founded in 1919 as a small tailoring school at a time when most Japanese wore kimono as a regular item of clothing.¬†Throughout its history, more than 300,000 people have studied there. Takada has been one of its most outstanding and recognized students worldwide among them.
The success of Kenzo Takada‚Äôs designs
Years after finishing his training, in 1964, Kenzo Takada moved to Paris to learn about French and Western fashion, and to gain a foothold in the sector.¬†In 1970 he made his first catwalk.¬†It made him so popular that one of his designs appeared on the cover of Elle magazine.
His garments reached¬†another¬†major cities and fashion runways in the years and decades that followed.¬†In the eighties of the twentieth¬†century, he¬†launched his perfume and later his success was exponential.¬†Today Kenzo brand is still one of the most important in the world and, although its founder has left us, it remains very present.