After several weeks of speculation, Fred Perry announced that it plans to release the final pair of collections -- for fall 2011 and summer 2012 -- designed by Amy Winehouse, Women's Wear Daily reports.
According to the fashion newspaper, Fred Perry said: "Amy was passionate and dedicated to the collaboration, and her signature style is clearly stamped across each piece. Amy's royalties and fees from both collections will be donated to the soon-to-be-established Amy Winehouse Foundation. Fred Perry will also make a seasonal donation to the Foundation."
Winehouse's father Mitch released a similar statement. As printed in the Telegraph: "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."
It's true that Amy enjoyed putting it all together. An excerpt from a Harper's Bazaar interview with the songstress back in October:
Tell me about the Fred Perry project. It seems like you really knew what you wanted from it.
"Ve'y much so. Ve'y much so. And that's been the whole thing. We've pretty much done like up to autumn/winter 2012, and I'm like, 'Have we?' Yeah!"
It was easy?
"Mmm-hmmm. Yeah, yeah, it was not hard at all, not hard at all, because, like [....] I knew exactly what I wanted. And I love Fred Perry so much. I was honored that they would even, like, 'Do you want to come and do a line?' Me? Like, me?" She stabs a finger into her chest. "Yeah!" she adds.
You can still shop Amy's most recent collection at FredPerry.com.