Issey Miyake, Who Opened a Door for Japanese Fashion, Dies at 84

The first Japanese designer to show in Paris, he was known for his origami-like designs, creating pleated skirts, dresses and trousers that afforded freedom.

Issey Miyake, one of the first Japanese designers to show in Paris, whose pleated style of clothing allowed for freedom of movement and whose name became a global byword for cutting-edge fashion in the 1980s, died on Friday in Tokyo. He was 84.

His death, in a hospital, was announced on Tuesday by the Miyake Design Studio, which said the cause was liver cancer.

Mr. Miyake’s designs appeared everywhere, from morning to night, from factory floors — he designed a uniform for workers at the Japanese electronics giant

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