Celebrity designer Zandra Rhodes has struck a deal with Marks & Spencer to design a range for the retailer.

Rhodes, who has designed clothes for Freddie Mercury and Diana, Princess of Wales, will launch a range of clothes, accessories, holidaywear and lingerie on May 7 this year.

She has stamped her trademark bright colours and bold flower motifs on M&S’s summer dresses and kaftans.

Rhodes said: “Marks & Spencer do a wonderful product range and I have always wanted to design for them. I am thrilled to see my prints and their beautiful clothes reach a wide range of consumers.”

The range includes jump suits in spiral and rose prints, a luminous snakeskin print cut-out swimsuit, bikini and oversized tote and butterfly print scarves in red and black. Prices range from £6 to £89.

M&S head of womenswear design Neil Hendy said: “Zandra’s unique prints and aesthetic work really well for our customers.”