Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry Fall 2011 Collection

Posted on August 10, 2011

Well, this is kind of depressing. Amy Winehouse had an ongoing collaboration with Fred Perry to produce womenswear based on her personal style. You can see the previous collection here, modeled by Amy herself. In the wake of her death, Fred Perry has decided to continue with the release of the fall 2011 collection:

“After much consideration and with the blessing of Amy’s family, we have decided to release the AW11 Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry collection. Amy was passionate and dedicated to the collaboration and her signature style is clearly stamped across each piece. In such circumstances, the usual royalties and fees from the collection will be donated to the soon to be established Amy Winehouse Foundation.”

Like the previous collection, it’s an extremely well done interpretation of Amy’s signature style, but toned down and upmarket for the masses; a sort of preppy-meets-rockabilly vibe. And if that doesn’t sound like Amy Winehouse to you, scroll down. It’s kind of hard not to see her influence all over this collection, but in the wake of her death, there’s this feeling of “This is how Amy would have looked if she’d cleaned up her act. ” Still, we don’t fault them for going ahead and releasing the collection. Let it serve as a tribute and a continuation of her unique personal style.

 

[Photo Credit: fredperry.com]

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      There are some good looks here. I like the lines and the simplicity of the black on white.

    • Anonymous

      :'(

    • Anonymous

      I love this. Very wearable even for a girl with an office job. Those gloves are to die for.

      • Anonymous

        and how about that reversible belt!

        • Anonymous

          I  hadn’t even noticed those were one and the same belt! That’s really cool.

    • Anonymous

      I like a number of these pieces and like the style in general. RIP Amy.

    • Anonymous

      I like a number of these pieces and like the style in general. RIP Amy.

    • Anonymous

      OMG-That long sleeve, v-neck houndstooth is gorge!!!  It seems like truly creative people are always able to surprise and delight.  RIP 

    • Anonymous

      OMG-That long sleeve, v-neck houndstooth is gorge!!!  It seems like truly creative people are always able to surprise and delight.  RIP 

    • Anonymous

      The houndstooth is very on trend (considering what YSL and Ferragamo, to name a couple, are doing for fall).   These aren’t necessarily my taste, but there are some nice pieces in the line.   It’s sad that she didn’t live to see them on the market.

    • Anonymous

      if i could i would wear these but alas.  as for the gloves now THAT i can do.  indeed R,I.P.

    • Anonymous

      I really like the houndstooth pieces, though I’m not sure how “new” the idea is…

    • Anonymous

      I am so torn. Love the clothes, deeply, deeply saddened to lose Amy. 

    • Nora Mulllin

      There’s some really solid looks here. I’d kill for that houndstooth dress but it’d look terrible on me.

      • Anonymous

        Me too, Nora.  I love most of the looks and they’d fit into the way I dress, but I’m neither young or skinny enough for the houndstooth dress or skirt.  Really, any of the dresses, alas.

    • Anonymous

      I really love this.  All pieces I’d wear, except maybe polos… but they fit the collection well and are very amy.

    • Anonymous

      There are some very nice pieces here, particularly the houndstooth dress and the black dress in the next picture that has that sort of ’50s bathing suit look.

      The grey dress with the black trim, on the other hand, looks like a waitress’ uniform.

      J’adore the gloves.

      • Anonymous

        I saw Stockard Channing as Rizzo in that grey dress.  Also carhop uniforms.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

      The best thing about this collection is the fact that it’s is wearable.  If I was a woman or drag queen I’d buy the whole collection because each piece would work with things I already had.  A lost talent in more than one way.

    • Anonymous

      I love how buttoned up and demure everything looks knowing that Amy would have worn it all with barely a button fastened.

    • shorty j

      oh I love this. It makes me a little sad but I love it anyway. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWXPPIXIKWWR4TB7UQBBL4INN4 Anonymous

      Hmm, weren’t you the ones deriding Ricky for referencing her in the styling of his model at one point, claiming that you refused to support the idealization of her as a style icon while simultaneously calling her a toothless crackhead? You’ve sure changed your tunes.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        You have GOT to be kidding us.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        You have GOT to be kidding us.

      • Diana Ye

        If you’re no

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D6SR3GVG4EVZEENG2CQLS5GCD4 happybampot2

          In fairness to the OP (who made his/her point WAY too aggressively), the boys did once say: “So he styled her like Amy Winehouse. Big deal. What did that have to do with anything? Are we really supposed to hold that toothless crackhead up as a style icon now? Darlings, count us OUT on that one.” And that’s fine! But it’s hardly just a kindly piece of advice on her sartorial choices, and I wouldn’t call it good-natured.

          • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

            We wouldn’t call it good-natured either. If the complaint is that we said something bitchy, that’s kind of a hollow complaint. We’ve been writing bitchy things ever since we started here. If it’s that we “changed our tune,” we made it clear that we like these Fred Perry collections because they’re more stylish and upmarket translations of Amy’s signature look. We still wouldn’t laud her for her personal style, which was sloppy, occasionally dirty, and mostly tacky.

            And if the complaint is that we called her a toothless crackhead, we can’t really believe anyone would get upset over that, since she was both an obvious drug addict and missing teeth. We don’t subscribe to the silly notion that celebrities with scandal-plagued lives should only be spoken of kindly after they die.

            • Anonymous

              My wicked stepmother has banished me for saying she was drunk one time, when she got incoherently drunk everytime we were allowed to visit.  Usually people are made most angry when what you say is true.

          • Christine Campbell

            They absolutely did.  In 2008, in a cranky, bitchy, flip comment on a Project Runway post that I doubt was intended to sum up their whole position supporting/denying her as a style icon.  I do think readers can make up their own minds, but I also think it should be based on more than one offhand, flippant comment made three years ago, especially since they’ve posted more contextual comments since then.

      • Diana Ye

        If you’re no

      • Christine Campbell

        Ok, I wasn’t even going to respond to this because 1) god knows I am supposed to be working right now (not that that has ever stopped me from posting on TLo before) and 2) T and Lo can certainly speak for their awesome selves, but this made me so angry.
        See, there is a little “search” box right at the very upper right of this very web page.  You can type the words “Amy Winehouse” right into it.  And if you did, you would find comments like, “We really hope she pulls her shit together because she’s a once-in-a-generation talent and we’d love for her to continue entertaining for decades to come. But only if she can handle it, which is not exactly a sure thing. and we want to do our part to gently push her toward better choices…..”  There’s been discussion about her on this site, but it’s not been that one-sided.

      • Anonymous

        Who needs PR when you’ve got the comments section of this very blog for drama?

    • MilaXX

      I liked the first collection & I like this one as well. It’s a nice collection for the 20 something gal.

    • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

      I really like this collection. I want the houndstooth sweater bad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Love the patent clutch and all that houndstooth!  

    • Anonymous

      I hope, for the sake of her foundation, that it sells well & the money benefits many in need.

    • Anonymous

      I hope, for the sake of her foundation, that it sells well & the money benefits many in need.

      • Anonymous

        do you have any idea what/who the foundation benefits?

        • Anonymous

          The statement said the foundation was being formed, so I assume no purpose has been declared.  However, foundations are usually meant for good, not evil.  It would be nice to see her legacy helping where she could not help herself.

        • http://profiles.google.com/lauren.b.rose Lauren Rose

          I could swear I heard musings from her family about establishing a foundation that would provide rehab for people who couldn’t afford it, but I could be wrong.

    • Anonymous

      Love the line of the 7th garment down, the blouse. Tough chick but appropriate for work. Rest in peace, Miss W. You were something else.

    • Anonymous

      I hate these clothes but I feel like I’m not supposed to say that out loud.

    • Anonymous

      I hate these clothes but I feel like I’m not supposed to say that out loud.

    • Anonymous

      I hate these clothes but I feel like I’m not supposed to say that out loud.

    • Anonymous

      I really love everything here, especially the houndstooth dresses.

    • http://twitter.com/AllForUSophia AllForUSophia

      I’m not very fond of the trousers in the collection, but the dresses, skirts and tops are amazing. Shame…

    • Rand Ortega

      My 3 girls are all over this. 1 is obsessed w/ Amy & cried nonstop for a week when she passed. She text me not 2 hours ago to tell me about the collection. She also asked for an “advance”.

    • Adella Thompson

      I suspect the cut on some of the earlier designs would prove problematic for women with hips, but what can I say, I’m a sucker for houndstooth and those dresses are fantastic!

    • Anonymous

      J’adore that houndstooth dress

    • Anonymous

      Love the hounds-tooth sweater with the black sleeves.

      Wait, I’ve gone back to look again. Is it a dress? Or styled to look like a dress? Well, regardless, I love it, but I would wear it as a sweater.

    • Anonymous

      Love the hounds-tooth sweater with the black sleeves.

      Wait, I’ve gone back to look again. Is it a dress? Or styled to look like a dress? Well, regardless, I love it, but I would wear it as a sweater.

    • Gloria Yip

      I like it all … but I don’t think it’s so amazing to warrant “I love.” Good, wearable clothes, but so much black. Houndstooth is so easy to use for max fabulosity. ‘Tooth mini, ‘tooth dress .. I’ve seen these before. Hit up your local Winners (Canada) for some houndstooth gloves … they have them every season.

      I’m a classics major so I’m a sucker for anything with a wreath crown on it. A lot of this could mix into office wear, but it’s pretty casual … polos & minis.

    • Gloria Yip

      I like it all … but I don’t think it’s so amazing to warrant “I love.” Good, wearable clothes, but so much black. Houndstooth is so easy to use for max fabulosity. ‘Tooth mini, ‘tooth dress .. I’ve seen these before. Hit up your local Winners (Canada) for some houndstooth gloves … they have them every season.

      I’m a classics major so I’m a sucker for anything with a wreath crown on it. A lot of this could mix into office wear, but it’s pretty casual … polos & minis.

      • Anonymous

        I have gloves that look exactly the same (minus the logo) that I bought from Target a few years ago!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      I really love these clothes. I also really wish I weren’t too damn old to wear them. Sigh.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed! My 20 year old, pre-kids self would have rocked that little houndstooth skirt

        • Anonymous

          Hmm I am 50 (oh my the first time I wrote that)  and I have a similar looking houndtooth skirt and wear it with balck tights and a black sweater and love it.  I would think that that is not necessary a very young look

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      I really love these clothes. I also really wish I weren’t too damn old to wear them. Sigh.

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      I love all the houndstooth and that clutch needs to get in my purse collection rightthissecond.

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      I love all the houndstooth and that clutch needs to get in my purse collection rightthissecond.

    • Judy_J

      I would wear pretty much everything in this collection.  Love the houndstooth check, and I’m a sucker for black and white.  I’m glad they decided to go with the collection, and I hope the foundation makes lots of money.

    • http://twitter.com/DresswithAplomb Aplomb Pomilio

      The houndstooth dress is like one I made in high school (early 60’s) only in navy. That collar, the cap sleeves, the Jackie silhouette and the length: soooo evocative.

    • Anonymous

      I would wear all the dresses here.

    • Anonymous

      Holy moly–I know nothing about the late Amy Winehouse except the tabloid headlines over the past few years. I also know nothing about her music except that she just recently recorded with Tony Bennett (an odd combo until I remembered he also recorded with k.d. lang in the early 2000’s–is that a strange way to date? hmmm) Oh! back on topic. Anyway, this whole collection makes me much more curious about her esthetic–I think they are all just charming and if I was younger chronologically but with my 50-60’s inner self, I’d wear any of them

    • Anonymous

      I remember this from when you first posted it. I also remember how surprised I was that I would wear all of it (and wear it every single day!), and I am ridiculously far from the Winehouse vibe/persona. But, as you point out, it is a great example of how influences don’t have to be literal interpretations.

    • Anonymous

      It’s an adorable collection and you can definitely see Amy all over it. I’m kind of in love with that houndstooth minidress. I think I still have the legs for a minidress…hmmm.

    • Anonymous

      Cute for the younger set, but wearing the logo that spells out “Amy” would feel a bit macabre to me under the circumstances.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        Even if she were still with us (sniff) I’d still find it goofy, like Laverne’s ‘L’ or something.

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s a really good, sanitized interpretation of Amy Winehouse’s style. I don’t much care for any of it (and I’m beyond the age cutoff anyway), but I hope that the line does well and makes money for the foundation. I really wish she had managed to tame her demons while retaining her creative force. It would have been interesting to see how her career and voice developed. Such a sad waste.

      • Toni Mitt

        You’re the second person I’ve read that said you were too old to wear these.  I’m well into my 50s, and I think I could certianly wear a couple of the houndsooth tops and skirts.  I think several of the looks are totally ok for all ages! 

      • Toni Mitt

        You’re the second person I’ve read that said you were too old to wear these.  I’m well into my 50s, and I think I could certianly wear a couple of the houndsooth tops and skirts.  I think several of the looks are totally ok for all ages! 

    • Anonymous

      I’m a little disturbed at how the model’s head is mostly cut off in all the pictures. I suppose it’s to focus the eye on the clothing, but it just looks creepy.
       

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t be surprised if they were planning to have Amy model it again, but due to her sudden passing and the following discussion wether to release the collection at all they weren’t left with much time arranging and doing the shoot.

        • Anonymous

          Ah–I bet you are right. Thanks for the comment.

    • http://www.facebook.com/seelebrennt Christina Diaz

      i want nearly all of it.  *sigh*

    • Shawn Hill

      That houndstooth sweater is amazing.

    • Anonymous

      want 90% of these. Wow.

      Would love them more if the damn logo wasn’t on them though.

      • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

        Had exactly the same thought – feel like I’m back in HS and everyone has an alligator on their shirts.

    • Anonymous

      WANT the houndstooth dress. With tights underneath-perfect for work. Wonder what the price point is. Do not like the polo style tops.

      Listening to Amy now :(

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      I would buy most of these in a heartbeat if I could afford it.

      This collection is a deserving tribute to someone who definitely had a strong sense of style.

    • Anonymous

      I really like most of this collection.  But it is sad too.  Where and when is it available?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        Same here – and does anyone know if it will be available in the US via the FP website? 

    • Anonymous

      Nice looks but some of those fitted sort of cap sleeves on teh polo styles are going to be really tough for a lot of women to pull off.

    • Anonymous

      OMG I love the houndstooth pieces. I WANT THEM ALL.

    • Susan Crawford

      I can only say that this is really one of the best of the celebrity-paired-with-designer collections I’ve seen. And it DOES capture Winehouse’s retro-inspired, slyly ironic personal style, and translates into very wearable, versatile clothing. God, seeing this makes me want to weep for what might have been with Amy.

      • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

        Me too.  I was always rooting for her and her death upset me more than I can ever remember being affected by the death of someone I didn’t know.  I loved the first Fred Perry collection – it was so “Friday Night at the Diner Where Waitresses Wear Roller Skates.”  This is one is of the same era, only this one came from the country club.  I mean all of that as a compliment, but the way. :)  Love all the houndstooth and the portrait collars! 

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      One can never, EVER have too much Houndstooth. Bravo.

    • Anonymous

      I love houndstooth!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I love the houndstooth  but not happy with the logo(?) on all of the tops and dresses.  I think it makes them look cheaper and less “dressy”.  I mean on a loose sporty polo, but on a more fitted, less sport top or dress, I am not a fan of that

    • Anonymous

      Hee hee, I’m always bemused and amused at the description of the label of choice for skinheads, mods and scooter boys and girls as preppy and upmarket :)
      I like these and I would wear some of them. However some hark back to my teenage years a bit too much :)

    • Anonymous

      Jesus, that’s a lot of houndstooth!

    • Anne Robotti

      Maybe I’m converting pounds to dollars incorrectly, but this seems pretty affordable. The houndstooth long-line sweater is 95 pounds. I would pay that, I think it’s beautiful. Note to self: Lose 95 pounds and then buy longline sweater for 95 pounds. Hee hee! See how I did that, pounds and pounds? I crack myself up!

      • Anne Robotti

        So the 95 pound longline sweater is $153 US. A lot for a sweater, but I’d buy it if I had the bod.

    • Anonymous

      I like the checkered shirt and little black polos.  The houndstooth shift is fab, although I don’t wear minis – so I’d be tempted to try it with jeans.  ::ducks head::

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294512334 Terri Griffith

      I love it all but you’d have to be built like Sookie Stackhouse to wear most of it!

    • http://profiles.google.com/spring.mcmanus Spring McManus

       Of all the celebrity collections out there this is one I can actually see myself wearing. Which I find to be rather ironic. Also, I really like those gloves.

    • http://www.facebook.com/smpflueger Sean McArdle Pflueger

      I feel bad because I love it.

    • http://twitter.com/GQueen GQueen

      I’m not into Rockabilly, but I LOVE almost everything in this collection. WANT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Am I the only one that thinks the logo is a little funereal? Kind of disturbing with all the black.

    • Toni Mitt

      Love the houndstooth tops.  Yeah–she could have sported thse clothes (with her own quirky acessories and tats) had she been clean.  I can see it…

    • Sea Elle

      LOVE those gloves. 

    • Toto Maya

      Loooove the belts. Want one.

    • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

      LOVE and not just in honor of Ms Winehouse…

    • suzq

      I love the lines on #6 and #7.

    • Anonymous

      seems like a tactless way to make money releasing this so soon after her death

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

      The houndstooth dress is incredibly adorable.

    • Anonymous

      Wow I love everything, altho you’d really need a great figure to pull most of these looks off. So tragic..

    • Anonymous

      Thank you, T Lo. RIP Amy. 

      Now must dash and grab a pair of those gloves before other houndstooth check lovers clean Fred Perry out!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you, T Lo. RIP Amy. 

      Now must dash and grab a pair of those gloves before other houndstooth check lovers clean Fred Perry out!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJMQEBSJRUNQHEEWTXI5BCS6HI D J

      Size or age be damned. I’m getting that houndstooth sweater, that plaid button down, and the gloves. I’m just so happy that these clothes come in sizes 14-16 instead of the traditional “We stop at size 10″ mantra.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJMQEBSJRUNQHEEWTXI5BCS6HI D J

      Size or age be damned. I’m getting that houndstooth sweater, that plaid button down, and the gloves. I’m just so happy that these clothes come in sizes 14-16 instead of the traditional “We stop at size 10″ mantra.

    • Anonymous

      Loves it.

    • Anonymous

      Loves it.

    • Anonymous

      Love it all!  I mean, I love Fred Perry in general but these are all fantastic.

    • Anonymous

      Love it all!  I mean, I love Fred Perry in general but these are all fantastic.

    • Anonymous

      Truth be told – I never cared that much for Ms. Winehouse. HOWEVER, I would wear every. single. thing. here. every. damn. day.

    • Anonymous

      Truth be told – I never cared that much for Ms. Winehouse. HOWEVER, I would wear every. single. thing. here. every. damn. day.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      :sigh: such a talented young woman. Rest in peace, Amy. 

    • Anonymous

      love it!  and i usually can’t stand houndstooth

    • Anonymous

      I really love this.
      I would wear every single thing. And I rarely say that for fashion lines.

    • Anonymous

      It’s amazing how some of the skirts and sweaters really are completely Amy.

    • http://twitter.com/pocketcarnival Penny Eager

      Oh, Amy…

    • Anonymous

      So heartbreaking.

      Loved the last collection. This one looks pretty great too. It’s hard to find stylish sportswear that moves so well on the body.

    • Anonymous

      cute on cute x cute.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SLFGZCIFSFAXUGN2ZSPCWFAEDI SP

      If Amy and Mondo had a baby, it would wear this collection.

      • http://twitter.com/jsnlxndrlv Jason Love

        I’m surprised you were the first to mention Mondo because he was the first thing to pop into my head while looking at this collection.  Especially the much debated long sleeved dress in his finale collection that both Heidi and Jessica Simpson wore.

    • Susan Walker

      Love the looks – love her.

    • http://www.lindamerrill.com Linda Merrill

      It’s a totally adorable collection and yes, depressing in that it is Amy all cleaned up. A great loss.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.council Rachel Council

      I want it all. Everything.

    • Jolene Barnett

      Is it weird to say that the pieces look more “Hey Baby” era Stefani than Winehouse?

    • Anonymous

      Sweet Baby Jesus, I love this collection SO MUCH.
      THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS THAT IS NOT AWESOME.
      I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS BAR.

    • http://twitter.com/RosamundYoung Rosamund Young

      Damn, these looks are so cute. I particularly like the high collared hounds tooth top. Sigh. I live in London and it’s sure been a crappy few weeks ;(

    • Erin Jerkins

      I really like the collection, in general. But does anyone else think, to quote the Duchess, that the crotch on those black pants is insane?

    • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

      Beautiful, I like most of it, especially the dresses :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf UltimaEsperenza

      I love nearly every single piece here…

    • Anonymous

      They’re to die for, if a girl has perfect body. All those fitted shirts and pants aren’t going to werq otherwise.

    • Anonymous

      many fun and wearable pieces with a quirky vibe…just like the late AW. 

    • Anonymous

      I think this collection is a cleaned up, more preppy version of Amy’s style. TLo were right about Amy’s style & this blog is known for its sometimes bitchy, always funny comments. The spirit of this blog is always good natured & never cruel :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/melanie.magolan Melanie Magolan

      I love this collection, especially that long-sleeved houndstooth tunic (covet! I covet it!).  For my money, I like it far better as a black-and-white collection than Mila’s final PR show.  Shoot me if you must, bitter kittens!