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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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