What Will Happen To Amy Winehouse’s Clothing Line?
Amy Winehouse will forever be remembered for her musical talent, troubled private life, and thanks to a collaboration with preppy British label Fred Perry, she may have a lasting legacy in the fashion world, too.
The tragic star teamed up with Fred Perry last fall and the collab has produced two very successful collections. The look was classic but with a Winehouse-spin. “Amy gave crucial input on proportion, color and fit. The range clearly has Amy’s handwriting,” Fred Perry’s marketing rep said upon the line’s release. At the time, Winehouse told Harper’s Bazaar that they’d “pretty much done like up to autumn/winter 2012.” It’s worth noting that the interviewer described Winehouse as appearing heavily intoxicated during this conversation.
With the news of her passing, we (and others) couldn’t help but wonder what would happen to the collection.
A Fred Perry spokesperson told Fashionista the line was “on hold until we speak with Amy’s family and management” but there’s promise in that statement that the Fall 2011 line could hit stores.
The posthumous release of the collection would be a nice tribute to the singer, particularly since it sounds like her partnership with the brand was one of her least turbulent engagements in the past few years. Upon news of her death, the brand released a statement, saying, “We had a great working and personal relationship with Amy during the design and development of the collaboration. Amy’s unique sense of style and attitude pervaded the entire collection. She was a pleasure to work with and will be deeply missed by the entire Fred Perry team.”
Some photos of Amy modeling her designs for the Fall 2011 collection in happier times.