Issey Miyake Studio and Group announced his death on 5 August from liver cancer.

Miyake gained to fame in the 1970s with his technology-driven designs, vibrant, colorful hues, and origami-like pleats.

The designer formed Miyake Design Studio in 1970 and created apparel lines and fragrances.

Miyake designed Miles Davis and Grace Jones' clothes and Steve Jobs' turtleneck sweaters.

Although he retired in 1997, he oversaw his company's fashion lines.

As per Miyake's desires, there would be no funeral or memorial service.

His designs are conserved at the Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Steve Jobs, who from the 1980s on wore his black turtlenecks virtually exclusively, was another customer for life.

Miyake was born in Hiroshima in 1938. 1945 bombing left him with a significant limp.

His mother died three years later from radiation exposure.