Today it became known that in Japan at the age of 76 years died the famous designer Kansai Yamamoto. It happened July 21, but my family didn’t inform the press. Today this information was confirmed by the daughter of the designer, the actress Mirai Yamamoto. In recent months, the Kansai Yamamoto fought acute myeloid leukemia. According to relatives, he passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.
the World fame came to Yamamoto in the 70-ies, when he began collaborating with singer David Bowie and created costumes for the role of ziggy Stardust and Aladdin and the Seine, — these periods are considered to be one of the most recognizable in the career of Bowie. Yamamoto also collaborated with Elton John and Stevie wonder.
David Bowie wearing Kansai Yamamoto Kansai Yamamoto and David Bowie in 1973
At the beginning of the 90s, Yamamoto turned to the organization of entertainment shows. Its a super show, as he called them, combined elements of music, dance, acrobatics, traditional Japanese festivals and has been presented around the world. The first such event on the red square in Moscow in 1993, gathered 120 thousand persons.
a Few years ago, he also collaborated with the brand Louis Vuitton, creating prints in the style of Kabuki for a Resort collection, 2018.
Kansai Yamamoto with his daughter
In my eyes my father was not only an eclectic and energetic soul, which knew the whole world, but a person of a thoughtful, kind and affectionate. He valued communication and surrounded me with love throughout my life. He also taught me to stand strong even when setbacks and never lose positive, the direction of the future thinking. He regarded problems as opportunities for self-development and have always believed that bright days ahead
— written by the daughter of Yamamoto on instagram, thanking the medical staff who took care of her father.