Department store retailer Macy's has named Matthew Williamson as the next designer for its capsule collection series.

Following the launch with Kinder Aggugini in February 2011, the series has been developed with designers from around the globe.

Williamson's collection which will include 70s-inspired dresses, tops, scarves and leather and suede pieces, will be sold in approximately 225 Macy's stores nationwide and online starting 13 April.

Key items will include bold, graphic animal-inspired print and embellished day and party dresses, bohemian blouses, printed scarves and day-to-evening rompers.

"Matthew's irresistible fashion sense and extensive understanding of form and proportion are in sync with what our customer is looking for when shopping for fresh style this spring," said Macy's chief merchandising officer Jeff Gennette.

Additional designers in the series will be announced individually in advance of each capsule.