Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has died

The Japanese artist, who was famed for designing Apple founder Steve Jobs’ beloved turtleneck jumpers, died on August 5 after battling liver cancer according to Reuters.

An employee at Miyake’s office told AFP that his funeral has already taken place with ‘only relatives participating’ in accordance with his wishes.

Miyake rose to prominence in the 1980s thanks to his simplistic pleated style of clothing.

The designer was born in Hiroshima in 1938 and launched his fashion career in 1970 when he opened the Miyake Design Studio in Tokyo before later cutting the ribbon on his first boutique in Paris.