He could be sipping cocktails in his silk slippers yet fashion legend Takada is back at the age of 80. But the Japanese creator is not diving back into the frenzied world of catwalk shows.
Instead, he will be throwing himself into the more sedate world of interior design Friday by launching a brand called K3.
Kenzo sold his hugely successful clothing and perfume label -- and the right to use his name -- to the luxury giant LVMH in 1993 and left fashion six years later.
Since then, he has collaborated on a number of different projects but told AFP that he has missed the buzz of working for his own brand. "Twenty years ago I wanted to travel and I didn't want to work anymore," said the pioneering designer, who made his breakthrough on the Paris scene in the early 1970s. But for his comeback, he wanted to do something more "timeless" than clothes and came up with K3, whose logo is written in Japanese with three horizontal strokes.