Ed Filipowski has passed away at the age of 58. He died following complications from a recent surgery, according to reports on his cause of death.
Ed Filipowski was the co-chairman and chief strategist of KCD. The company announced Ed Filipowski’s death on Instagram this afternoon.
“He leaves a legacy as a champion of the fashion industry with his unbridled optimism and spirit,” the PR firm wrote. “We will forever be grateful for his visionary leadership.”
Filipowski joined KCD (then known as Keeble, Cavaco, and Duka) in the mid-’80s, only a couple of years after it was founded. He and Julie Mannion were made partners after the deaths of co-founders Kezia Keeble and John Duka in 1989 and 1990, respectively.