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Praise for ‘style icon’ Amy Winehouse

The fashion world has paid tribute to British singer Amy Winehouse, who died last weekend, for her unique sense of style.

Winehouse, known for her vintage styling and penchant for ballet shoes, was seen as an inspiration to designers ranging from Karl Lagerfeld, who once called her a “style icon”, to young fashion brand Fred Perry, which collaborated with her on womenswear collections.

Richard Martin, director of marketing at Fred Perry, said: “We had a great working and personal relationship with Amy during the development of the collaboration. Amy’s unique sense of style and attitude pervaded the entire collection. She was a pleasure to work with and will be deeply missed by the entire Fred Perry team.”

Luxury label PPQ’s co-owners Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker said: “Amy wore PPQ on several occasions and her nostalgic, chic power was every inch what you dream of dressing.”

Leigh James, owner of young fashion indie Fabric in Manchester, said: “The trend she will always be remembered for is the ballet pumps. She had her own unique style. She probably never flicked through a fashion magazine in her life. She just did her own thing.”

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