Miyake died of liver cancer on August 5, Miyake's design office announced on Tuesday

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Miyake died of liver cancer on August 5, Miyake's design office announced on Tuesday

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Miyake artist who achieved world fame by defining Japan's unique vision for the West

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Folds like Miyake's origami usually turn rough polyester into chic

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Miyake even hated being called a fashion designer and chose not to identify with what he considered frivolous.

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Over the years he has drawn inspiration from various cultural and societal themes

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Miyake sometimes imagines Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin

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Miyake had also collaborated with furniture and interior designer Shiro Kuramata

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In 1992, Miyake was commissioned to design the official Olympic uniform for Lithuania

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Miyake also pioneered gender roles by asking feminist Fusae Ichikawa in the 1970s

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