The family of singer Amy Winehouse, who died last month at the tragically young age of 27, have given the go-ahead for clothes designer Fred Perry to release the clothes she designed. It will be called the aw11 Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry, as it is her second collaboration with the clothing designers.
Amy Winehouse’s newest collections had their release date postponed indefinitely when the singer was found dead in bed at her London home on the afternoon of July 23. Now, the family have agreed to press ahead with the release, as they feel it is what Amy would have wanted. Also, proceeds from any sales will go to help a charity which is being set up in her name.
Winehouse’s father Mitch said,
“When Fred Perry came to us to ask what we would like to do with the new collection it was natural to continue. Amy loved working on both collections, and would want them to be made available.”
Fred Perry confirmed, “After much consideration and with the blessing of Amy’s family we have decided to release the aw11 Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry collection.”
Proceeds from the sale of the clothes which would have gone to the late singer will now go straight into the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which the family are setting up to help children and young people in her name.
The clothes in the new collection are marked by a distinctive Amy Winehouse vintage retro style.
Items from the singer’s first fashion collaboration, the Official Amy Winehouse Paper Dolls collection, are available from the Fred Perry website now.
Proceeds from Amy Winehouse’s duet with Tony Bennett will also be donated to the charity.