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Issey Miyake favored creation over destruction, 1 cloth at a time

Famed Japanese designer and atomic bomb survivor revolutionized fashion

Fashion designer Issey Miyake is shown in this photo from 2010.

TOKYO -- Issey Miyake needed to use a cane for most of his life due to a pronounced limp, the result of surviving the atomic blast on his birthplace of Hiroshima in 1945. His mother shortly succumbed from the radiation.

"But I don't want to blame anyone," Miyake said. "I would rather create something new than destroy."

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