Kenzo Takada, who died this week from complications caused by the coronavirus. Think of him as a fashion designer who was Japanese, as opposed to a Japanese fashion designer, says Gene Krell, creative director of Vogue Japan and GQ Japan. Photo: EPA-EFE/Tobias Hase Kenzo Takada, who died this week from complications caused by the coronavirus. Think of him as a fashion designer who was Japanese, as opposed to a Japanese fashion designer, says Gene Krell, creative director of Vogue Japan and GQ Japan. Photo: EPA-EFE/Tobias Hase
Kenzo Takada, who died this week from complications caused by the coronavirus. Think of him as a fashion designer who was Japanese, as opposed to a Japanese fashion designer, says Gene Krell, creative director of Vogue Japan and GQ Japan. Photo: EPA-EFE/Tobias Hase

The legacy of Kenzo: five fashion players in Asia talk about the influence of late designer Kenzo Takada

  • Kenzo Takada, who has died at the age of 81 from coronavirus, inspired many Asian fashion designers to go global
  • Five players in the fashion industry in Asia talk about the impression the Japanese designer and his eponymous label Kenzo made on them

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Kenzo Takada, who died this week from complications caused by the coronavirus. Think of him as a fashion designer who was Japanese, as opposed to a Japanese fashion designer, says Gene Krell, creative director of Vogue Japan and GQ Japan. Photo: EPA-EFE/Tobias Hase Kenzo Takada, who died this week from complications caused by the coronavirus. Think of him as a fashion designer who was Japanese, as opposed to a Japanese fashion designer, says Gene Krell, creative director of Vogue Japan and GQ Japan. Photo: EPA-EFE/Tobias Hase
Kenzo Takada, who died this week from complications caused by the coronavirus. Think of him as a fashion designer who was Japanese, as opposed to a Japanese fashion designer, says Gene Krell, creative director of Vogue Japan and GQ Japan. Photo: EPA-EFE/Tobias Hase
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