Amy Winehouse is Back in Black [and Red] for Fred Perry Round II

By: Kelly Ahern, guest blogger

The infamous Amy Winehouse appears to back at it again.

No—we’re not talking about her alleged hard-hitting partying ways—although she has recently been praised by Charlie Sheen AND seen stumbling out of an English pub with none other than Russell Brand’s father – no, we’re talking about her inclination for fashion.

The songstress has once again collaborated with Fred Perry, the iconic British label which prides itself on integrating classic street-wear meets sportswear style.

The 32-piece collection, which launched online earlier this week, shares many of Winehouse’s signature fashion trends seen in her first Fred Perry line from October 2010.

Winehouse-Perry Collaboration; Oct. 2010

The characteristic Gingham patterns and simple palette of black and red give her latest fashion venture her archetypal 1950’s flare.

After much success with the first Winehouse-Perry collaboration, it was an easy decision for the fashion label to reconnect with the British singer.

However, this time Winehouse’s line includes Hawaiian-themed prints, tropically-embellished tanks and a sure-fire stand-out piece—red high-waisted shorts. Each figure-hugging piece creates a curvy silhouette; a staple within the Fred Perry apparel arsenal.

This season, the collection has expanded to include bags, shoes and accessories in a all-out tribute to Winehouse’s illustrious style. Accessories include a a soft silk scarf and printed barrel bag as well as a straw-stitched clutch, visor and belt.

The slim-fitting, twin-tipped polo shirt is making its comeback; stand-up collar and all. The favorite will be featured in different color combinations in this second collaboration and can be seen paired with skinny, cropped trousers.

Winehouse continues to turn up the heat with body-conscious halter dresses immersed in Tiki-inspired textiles.

The collection is pulled together with little details such as coconut-shaped buttons on the black bowler tops, contrasting yellow stitching, lower necklines and shorter hems all around; and it’s the Gingham tie front tops that are the epitome of Winehouse’s signature 50’s style.

Prices start at about $100 for a gingham cami and range up to about $400 for a baseball jacket.

There’s no doubt about it—Winehouse sure has had her fair share of troubles over the past few years. It was speculated that the singer had been in and out of rehab and her on-again-off-again relationship with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil has been a constant reminder of her troubled past.

PHOTO Courtesy of Look Magazine 2011

Although it had seemed like Winehouse has taken a hiatus from the public eye the bold Brit seems to be coming back with vengeance and looking better than ever in her recent Look magazine spread.

PHOTO Courtesy of Look Magazine 2011

Throughout the singer’s recent shoot for Look magazine, the fiery siren admitted that she has finally cleaned up — both inside and out.

PHOTO Courtesy of Look Magazine 2011

The 27-year-old Back to Black songbird admitted to the magazine:

“I’ve finally escaped from hell..”

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Kelly Ahern is a recent Roger Williams University graduate living in New England. Graduating with a degree in Communications-Public Relations and a Core Concentration in Italian, Ahern is an aspiring PR professional who loves social media, fashion and traveling. Currently she is a Social Media & Content Strategist for a Rhode Island-based digital marketing firm. You can find her on Twitter @Kelly_Ahern.

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