Fred Perry worked with Amy Winehouse t create a collection that echoed here reverence for music, style and her ability to be seen in a dismal crowd. In conjunction with Amy’s posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Fred Perry has released select pieces from the singer’s final collection with the British label. FredPerry.com says that the garments reference “Amy’s love of ’50s Americana and art deco Miami and features an exclusive print scattered with cadillacs, juke boxes, and cat’s eye sunglasses in a palette of pink mist, pale blue, and black.” The collection features 14 pieces, ranging from $87 to $306. Our favorites include the cropped gingham sweater and the uber classic high-waisted black pencil skirt.
The collection is available exclusively at fredperry.com and royalties from sales will go directly to The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Clockwise from left: Givenchy Fall 2011; Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011, Rihanna, and Scarlett Johansson.
A couple of months ago, Scarlett Johansson and Rihanna were spotted sporting some seriously retro shades. And now at Paris Fashion Week, things are getting a little catty and the runways have morphed into a catwalk, quite literally!
The collection at Givenchy was crawling with panthers, printed on pencil skirts and sweaters, while over at Jean Paul Gaultier, the theme was a little less obvious with touches of black patent leather here and there, culminating in a closing look which was a shimmering black catsuit. There was a spectacle of spectacles everywhere—from neon panther-plastered sunglasses to reading glasses—all in that increasingly familiar, oddly alluring, cat-eye silhouette.
And since we know it takes about two minutes for a trend to translate from the runway to real life, we predict that as soon as the sun comes out this spring, you’ll be yearning for a pair of your own. So get ahead of the game and check out these purr-fect pairs available now from www.solsticesunglasses.com
VALENTINO 5749/S in Havana Brown, $275.00
DIOR Panther 2/S in Black, $295.00
YSL 6319/S in Havana Grey, $275.00
A.MCQUEEN 4147/S in Violet Mauve Grad, $325.00