by Yemi Olowu
Amy Winehouse’s death was shocking to hear. She was just 27, and had been battling with drug and alcohol addiction. Many of us had our fingers crossed, hoping that the five time Grammy award winning rocker would get a come back soon.
With her signature beehive up-do and 50’s inspired style, we will never forget how important Winehouse was to fashion. She was called a “Style Icon” by Karl Largerfeld, who used her as a muse for the December 2007 Chanel show in London. Even Louis Viutton paid the “Rehab” singer a million dollars for an appearance at their 2008 show at Paris fashion week. Shoe designer Jonathan Kelsey named a shoe after her, and it retailed for $975 at Saks.
And that’s not all, she had her own fashion line with British design house, Fred Perry, and the collaboration was released in the Fall of 2010. The collection featured pencil skirts, polo tops, trench coats and styles which were attributed to the late singer, but still maintained the brand’s aesthetics.
In her own powerful way, Amy Winehouse conquered fashion. May her soul find eternal peace.
The Amy Winehouse x Fred Perry Look Book
Photo credit: Fred Perry, Jonathan Kelsey