Behind the Music: Amy Winehouse’s capsule collection for Fred Perry will roll out as planned
By now, we’ve all heard about the untimely demise of favourite soul sister Amy Winehouse, but if the unending RIPs and “too soon” spouting on Twitter (or, the Internet at large) are any indication, the world isn’t ready to let the troubled singer rest. It is often remarked that the value of art increases after an artist’s death, so why can’t the same be said for fashion (it certainly didn’t hurt sales of Alexander McQueen)? Fred Perry announced today that the fall/winter 2011 capsule collection Winehouse collaborated on will continue to roll out at Fred Perry’s flagship store at 964 Queen St. W. by (the full collection should be in by Sept. 1), and Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, says any money the family makes from the endeavour will go directly to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
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I still say the jury is still out on poor Amy as no results have come back to confirm in the end she was under the influence narcotics wise. She was more than a ‘troubled’ singer as some put it, Amy was a human being like all of us perhaps a bit misguided but her heart was in the right place and none of us have the right to judge her otherwise.
Amy Winehouse brought heart, soul and her love of music and writing to the world and the press trashed her relentlessly in opportunistic moments. Her writing talents were far and above what you would expect from a young person these days is rare and she opened the doors for many other enterprising young jazz and soul musicians the world over to make this music more appealing to young people and keep it alive for future generations.
As I will continue to ignore nasty and ignorant comments about her personal and public life I will also continue to adore her sense of humour in her music as well as her soulful voice will live on forever for her fans.
As for the article above it is nice that funds will be raised but wish that people wouldn’t use her name to sell themselves or their products and just donate privately.
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