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Amy Winehouse's Fred Perry Collection to Continue
Amy Winehouse was known for her unique personal style, which she planned to share with others through a collection she was creating with British sportswear brand Fred Perry. And despite her unexpected death a few weeks ago, Fred Perry plans to honor her legacy with the sales of her unfinished collections.
According to WWD, after speaking with Winehouse’s family, the brand decided to release the fall 2011 and wholesale the spring 2012 Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry collections.
Immediately following the singer’s untimely death, the lines were put on hold. “When Fred Perry came to us to ask what we would like to do with the new collection it was natural to continue,” the late singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, said in a statement. “Amy loved working on both collections, and would want them to be made available.”
The collaboration, originally intended to last for four seasons, began with a Mod-style 17-piece clothing and accessories collection in the fall of 2010. “Amy was passionate and dedicated to the collaboration, and her signature style is clearly stamped across each piece,” Fred Perry said in a statement. Not only will the new clothing give fans a chance to pick up Winehouse’s wares, but it will help others in the process: proceeds will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, an organization currently in the works with a goal of helping children in need.