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

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese manner designer Kansai Yamamoto, recognized for his avant-garde and colourful do the job that bundled flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his organization said Monday. He was 76.

Yamamoto created leukemia in February and was determined to get well and come back with renewed strength, said the organization, Kansai Yamamoto. He died last Tuesday.

Born in 1944 in Yokohama, in close proximity to Tokyo, Yamamoto debuted in 1971, becoming the 1st Japanese manner designer to keep a exhibit in London. He turned internationally recognized for blending common Japanese motifs with good colors and daring patterns.

Yamamoto designed the costume for Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust change ego, and also created friendships with prime artists which include Elton John and Stevie Ponder, his organization said.

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

Yamamoto, who sought a job in engineering right before turning to manner, also demonstrated his talent in creating venues and arranging social gatherings for the 2008 G-eight summit in Toyako in northern Japan. He also gained awards for his inside and exterior design of the Keisei Skyliner teach connecting Tokyo and Narita Global Airport.

“’Human strength is limitless’ was his motto he would by no means enable go, and he bravely held hard no subject how tough the situation,” his organization said in a statement.

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