Spanish women´s fashion chain Mango has tapped actress and model Milla Jovovich to design a limited edition apparel collection for the spring/summer season.

The actress, who stars in adverts for the retailer's 2006 autumn/winter collection, will design the line with partner Carmen Hawk.

The Jovovich-Hawk collection will be available in 400 Mango shops worldwide starting in April 2007.

The line features ten dresses for a "dynamic and cosmopolitan" woman. It is inspired by the 1960s and "has a romantic air" Mango said in a statement.

The action comes after Mango hired Lebanese fashion designer Zuhair Murad to design a special Middle East collection this summer.

The move reflects the growing importance that designer collections have for retailers and followed similar initiatives by rival H&M.

By Ivan Castano.