Kate Moss coup for Topshop caps a top year for London Fashion Week
Catwalk queen Kate Moss is to develop a range for Sir Philip Green's Topshop chain.

Kate Moss for Topshop will launch next spring and the supermodel will be personally involved in creating the range, which the retailer believes could become a global brand.

Green said: 'She's going to work with our design team and will be very much involved, item by item.' Moss attracted controversy last year after lurid tabloid headlines, but the tycoon said: 'I feel comfortable. She passionately wants to do this and it's great.'

The deal was a highlight of one of the most high-profile London Fashion Weeks for UK retailers in recent years.

The British Fashion Council chief executive Hilary Riva said: 'Of course retailers take a big interest. They're investing in the creative future of the business.'

Topshop, Marks & Spencer and Superdrug are among the big-name retailers that sponsored London Fashion Week.

Riva said US retailers Barneys and Saks were also increasingly interested in London Fashion Week because 'UK designers are leading edge'.