English tennis-wear brand Fred Perry’s final Amy Winehouse collection, designed by the late icon, just premiered (posthumously) online this week. Winehouse’s passing was a sad loss for both the music and fashion communities. The singer’s look was just as iconic as her voice; a messy, slapstick flash/trash reinterpretation of classic girl group The Ronettes’ body-hugging dresses, tall beehives and heavily lined eyes. A fashion trendsetter and muse to Karl Lagerfeld in her prime, it’s no wonder that she, like many other celebrities, ended up collaborating with a clothing line. Here’s a peek at Amy’s final collection with Perry:
As it turns out, Perry and Winehouse were the near-perfect team to interpret Spring ’12’s retro bad girl. Pieces like this kitschy, nostalgic printed top (Above Left) and cotton-candy half-zip (Above Right) are so drenched in Americana, they have us ready for a literal Pink Ladies resurgence. Prada already had us kicked into gear for this look, and as you’re aware, we have been feeling the microshorts as well…
The same pastel print resurfaced on this weird-cum-wonderful waitress’ uniform (Above Left), which could be styled into a day- or nighttime option, and we also adore the brilliant Robin’s egg blue of this femme polo (Above Right). With fashion houses like Vuitton, Chanel and Nina Ricci cosigning the Easter-worthy palette this season, we’re definitely feeling the confection connection.
Images: Fred Perry