Like many celebrities, the late singer Amy Winehouse had lent her name to a fashion line from Fred Perry of London. Amy’s line didn’t have massive exposure here in the US since it was sold primarily in the UK via Fred Perry stores. As you can see from the sketches above, it was very late 1950′s /early 1960s inspired featuring period type capri pants, checkered polo tops,bowling tops and even a classic trench. Now online site Zappos is selling quite a few of the Amy Winehouse Fred Perry pieces at reduced prices. Click here to see the selection on Zappos. The trench coat originally priced at around $400.00 + US is about $200.00 US and some change. That’s a good move, because I think it you were to pay $400.00 US for a trench from a British line, it should be a Burberry classic trench for that price!
Last week, Fred Perry revealed that Amy left behind a third unreleased fashion line for the brand. The question is , should they release it now that she is gone? According the Fred Perry, they are asking her family for permission. Richard Martin, a marketing manager from Fred Perry, told Harper’s Bazaar Amy was a “delight” to work with. He said, “Bright, passionate, and dedicated, with strong ideas of exactly what it was that she wanted from the range. Detailing, fabrics – she was all over it.”
Is it bad taste to release her line without her here? That is the question? What do you think readers? Personally, I think Amy was a great musical talent, but, I’m not sure her fashions were a unique part of her legacy. RIP Amy, I miss you.