Designer Kansai Yamamoto, David Bowie’s costumer, dies at 76

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese style designer Kansai Yamamoto, regarded for his avant-garde and colourful do the job that included flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his corporation stated Monday. He was 76.

Yamamoto produced leukemia in February and was established to recuperate and come again with renewed electrical power, stated the corporation, Kansai Yamamoto. He died final Tuesday.

Born in 1944 in Yokohama, close to Tokyo, Yamamoto debuted in 1971, getting to be the 1st Japanese style designer to hold a clearly show in London. He became internationally regarded for mixing traditional Japanese motifs with excellent colours and bold layouts.

Yamamoto created the costume for Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust alter moi, and also produced friendships with top rated artists like Elton John and Stevie Wonder, his corporation stated.

He contributed to collections in Tokyo, New York and Paris for virtually two a long time right up until 1992 and developed the “Kansai Tremendous Show” and “Nippon Genki Project.”

Yamamoto, who sought a job in engineering in advance of turning to style, also demonstrated his expertise in building venues and organizing social situations for the 2008 G-eight summit in Toyako in northern Japan. He also won awards for his inside and exterior style of the Keisei Skyliner practice connecting Tokyo and Narita Intercontinental Airport.

“’Human electrical power is limitless’ was his motto he would never allow go, and he bravely stored difficult no make a difference how hard the predicament,” his corporation stated in a statement.

A costume designed by Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto for David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust character.
A costume created by Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto for David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust character.Getty Pictures