Marks & Spencer is to mark its 125th anniversary with a special womenswear range drawing on key fashion looks from the past.

The 125 range, inspired by styles from the 1940s through to the 1970s, will make use of prints and details from classis M&S designs.

Marks & Spencer clothing director Kate Bostock told Vogue: “We are very excited about the 125 collection and hope our customers will enjoy the nostalgic themes we have interpreted, while remaining true to our core values of quality, value, service, innovation and trust, which are as relevant today as they were in 1884 when the brand was launched.”

Marks & Spencer celebrates its 125th birthday in May, when a range of activities is planned.