Japanese fashion designer Issei Miyake has died at the age of 84

Renowned avant-garde fashion designer and innovator Issei Miyake has died at the age of 84 in a Tokyo hospital.

Miyake rose to prominence in the 1970s, with his work over the years defined by technology-driven designs, bold, colorful styles and origami-like pleats โ€“ the latter of which earned him the title of 'Prince of Pleats'.

The visionary designer founded Miyake Design Studio in 1970 and designed a range of fashion lines as well as fragrances.

Miyake's designs have been worn by the likes of Miles Davis and Grace Jones and he was responsible for Apple founder Steve Jobs's signature turtleneck sweater.

Although she officially retired from fashion in 1997, she continued to oversee the creative direction of her company's fashion lines.

The statement issued by Issei Miyake Studio and Issei Miyake Group said that as per Miyake's wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

RIP Issey Miyake, a visionary and so much more than just a fashion designer. thank you for effortlessly uniting elegance and silliness

RIP Issey Miyake. A brilliant, original mind. Lightness, form, movement, tenderness always. A language of their own that felt both simpler and more advanced than any contemporary. A genius of body, colour, motion and nature, a gift to all of us.