Soul clothes: Amy Winehouse inspires a collection by Brit brand Fred Perry
Remember Amy Winehouse? The talented, troubled singer seemed to all but disappear after owning up to a drug problem and a shady relationship, but her influence on the style set can be felt to this day.
Before "Mad Men" mania, Winehouse was giving us major 1950s kitsch with her exaggerated beehive and winged eyeliner. And now the songstress has inspired a new retro-feeling fashion collection — created by British streetwear brand Fred Perry.
The brand's "Amy Winehouse" collection includes vintage-inspired looks including capri pants, a bowling dress, a trench coat, pencil skirts, a longline argyle sweater and a pink-and-black checkerboard-printed collared shirt.
The online catalog for the collection shows Winehouse looking healthier than ever — and precisely in her style element, decked out in formfitting halter dresses and insignia sweaters.
Converting British pounds into U.S. dollars at press time, prices range from $87 for a button-front fitted shirt to $435 for a cropped black trench coat. That's not including pricey shipping from the U.K.
As cute as the collection is, it might be cheaper for us Statesiders to hit up the thrift store down the street.
Photo: Amy Winehouse in a checked halter dress by Fred Perry. Credit: Fred Perry
[Corrected at 11:45 a.m. 10.28.2010: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that Winehouse had only released one album.]