Belfast Telegraph

Kate Moss ends her design partnership with Topshop

By Clare Weir

A successful L three-year design partnership between supermodel Kate Moss and clothing chain Topshop is to end later this year.

Topshop has 10 outlets across Northern Ireland.

Her autumn and winter range that is set to be launched in October will be her fourteenth and last collection for the chain.

Ms Moss began working with Topshop through her friendship with the firm's boss, retail tycoon Sir Philip Green.

Both parties deny any rift, with Sir Philip saying the model had "other commitments".

It is thought that Ms Moss (36) has made at least £3m from the ranges - many of which proved popular with Topshop customers.

Thousands of people queued up outside the Oxford Street flagship store for pieces from her first collection three years ago.

The famous international model also helped launch Topshop's US store in New York last year and a Knightsbridge outlet in west London in May.

Sir Philip explained: "It has been fantastic for us and fantastic for her, but the designs take more and more time and she cannot do this full-time any more."

The collaboration was the first in a long line of celebrity deals, with H&M hiring Stella McCartney, Madonna and Karl Lagerfeld to design for them.

Pop singers Lily Allen and Kimberly Walsh of Girls Aloud are among a number of stars who have designed for New Look, and up-and-coming model Daisy Lowe is creating a range for fashion chain Morgan.

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