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The ever-elegant Amy Winehouse performs at a concert.
Considering she rocked the big hair pouf long before Snooki, we suppose it's no surprise that after falling out of the music scene, Amy Winehouse would try her hand at fashion. As it turns out, the singer's decided to align herself with British-based label Fred Perry -- creating a line that will become available in Fred Perry boutiques (along with a few wholesale clients) starting in October.
Even the singer's detractors -- and we're sure there are plenty -- can't deny she's always had a very signature style, between her tattoos, dark eyeliner, bouffant 'do, and overally '50s-inspired aesthetic. As Richard Martin, Fred Perry's Marketing Director, told WWD, "Amy has a unique sense of style that reflects the brand’s own historical reference points."
Amazingly, it kind of starts to make sense once one starts looking at the design sketches, which have Winehouse's signature retro look -- black-and-pink check cardigans, slim-cut capri pants, and slightly preppy micro-minidresses, etc. We also kind of love how even the sketches sport the singer's trademark hairdo. Whether the whole venture will succeed, is another matter, considering Winehouse's fan base has likely dwindled along with the singer's musical career, but at least -- to her Richard Martin tell it -- it sounds like Winehouse was actually involved in the line's design.
Fred Perry is located at 133 Wooster Street in Soho.