Kenzō Takada (27 February 1939 – 4 October 2020) was a Japanese fashion designer living in France. He founded Kenzo, a worldwide brand of perfumes, skincare products, and clothes, and was the honorary president of the Asian Couture Federation. He died in Tokyo in 2020.
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Kenzō Takada (27 February 1939 – 4 October 2020) was a Japanese fashion designer living in France. He founded Kenzo, a worldwide brand of perfumes, skincare products, and clothes, and was the honorary president of the Asian Couture Federation. Takada was one of seven children of Kenji and Shizu Takada, who ran a hotel. His love for fashion developed at an early age, particularly through reading his sisters’ magazines. He briefly attended Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, but after his father died during his first year at university, he withdrew from the program against his family’s wishes. In 1958, he enrolled at Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College, which had then just opened its doors to male students.
In 1961, he won a fashion design competition, the Soen Award, in 1961. In 1970, while at a flea market, Takada met a woman who wanted to rent out a small space in the Galerie Vivienne to him cheaply, and opened up shop as a designer. In 1978, he held his first shows in a tent, finishing with horsewomen wearing transparent uniforms and he himself riding an elephant. In 1981, he released his first men’s collection, which was released in 1981. In 1984, The Limited Stores Limited announced that they had signed Takada to design a less-expensive children’s clothing line called Kenzo A.Yume yume no ato. The next year, he became the Editor-in-Chief of the Fashion Club of Japan. He died in Tokyo in 2020.
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