ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY is turning her hand to design for the first time, by creating a lingerie collection for Marks & Spencer - the high-street chain that she is currently the face of. The Victoria's Secret Angel's range, entitled Rosie for Autograph, will land in stores in September.
"M&S is an iconic British brand, adored by many so I'm very excited to be launching my debut lingerie line with them," said Huntington-Whiteley. "I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with the design team to create my dream collection and I'm looking forward to a fun and creative time ahead."
The line comprises 33 pieces including silk lingerie sets, camisoles and French knickers and a kimono-style robe. Many pieces will come covered in rose prints in soft tones and some will feature deco-inspired detailing - giving items a Twenties feel. The model first began working for the British brand for its autumn/winter 2011-12 campaign, starring alongside actor Ryan Reynolds.
"We are so pleased to have Rosie on board to design her first collection for us - she really understands beautiful lingerie and what works on the body," said M&S executive director of clothing Kate Bostock. "With all her modelling experience she has great eye for colour and style which, coupled with our extensive knowledge in lingerie design and technique, is a winning formula that we can't wait to share with our customers."