Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is to design a kidswear range for Gap with the collection available online, in GapKids and babyGap stores from March 2012.

The collection will sell in around 30 countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Italy, France, China, Japan and Australia. It will also be available online in 75 countries.

Art Peck, president of Gap brand, North America said: “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to build on Gap’s successful past collaborations and develop this collection with Diane, a true American fashion icon and inspiration to women around the world.

“I’m also looking forward to offering our customers an exciting collection that applies her signature approach to print, optimistic color and femininity, mixed with our expertise in great quality premium children’s clothing at accessible prices.”

Von Furstenberg said: “As a proud mother and grandmother I am so excited to create a capsule collection for children with the superstar retailer, Gap.”

Gap previously collaborated with British designer Stella McCartney on a kidswear range in 2009.