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We've seen a recent boom in the trend of 'actress-turned-designer' of late, some working out better than others (we need mention no names). However, actresses, step aside. It might be time for the 'model-turned-designer' status to become the latest thing. Both Agnyess Deyn and Jessica Stam have signed up to design small collections, though unlike their actress counterparts, both models are set only to do one-off collections, meaning that we needn't worry so much.
Deyn has signed up to create a collection of 11 items, including dresses, knit, scarves, t-shirts and leggings, with a price range from $212 to $307, in collaboration with Barney's Japan. The range will be available from March 13 at the Kobe and Shinjuku Barney's stores in Japan, and is part of Barney's environmental campaign Go Green Go. Stam, on the other hand, has signed up to design a capsule collection consisting of a jean, cardigan and handbag for Rachel Rachel Roy. Her collection will be unveiled at New York Fashion Week in September, and will be available from October - and the model is set to rely on Twitter and Facebook updates to promote the collection.