Former New Look product guru Barbara Horspool is to join Jigsaw as creative director.

Horspool, who exited New Look - where she was creative director - earlier this year, was the driving force behind the value chain’s fashion credentials.

She was lured back to New Look last year by founder Tom Singh after she had agreed to join Aurora Fashions-owned Oasis as design director.

Jigsaw has over 50 stores as well as concessions in John Lewis. It recently dipped its toe into the menswear market launching two stores in London.

Horspool, who previously held the role of Marks & Spencer head of womenswear design, had been at New Look since 2007. She featured on New Look’s channel 4 TV show Style the Nation.

Jigsaw was unavailable for comment.