Women’s Wear Daily reports that the collection will be in stores in October, featuring “a girlish twinset; slim, thigh-skimming pencil skirts; capri pants, a mini bowling dress, and Fred Perry’s signature polo shirt” in a palette of mostly black and pink.Preppy fashion company Fred Perry is sullying its tennis whites by doing a fashion line with Amy Winehouse. You read that right…Amy Winehouse.
I know Winehouse used to glam it up with a retro-rocking look before all the drugs–divorce insanity, but lately we’ve seen too much of her messy life to think of her as a fashion icon. I don’t think I can ever rid my mind of these 2007 pictures of her running through the streets of London with bloody ballet shoes during a fight with her then-husband Blake Fielder Civil.
I’d buy lots of things with the Winehouse brand — say, bandaids, cigarettes, or some kind of hair gunk to achieve a messy beehive. Most of all I’d like to simply buy her next album, because she’s an AMAZING singer and doesn’t need to be a multi-hyphenate fashion guru. She just needs to sing more.
What do you think of Winehouse as a fashion inspiration? Did the world learn nothing from Lindsay Lohan and Ungaro?