DKNY Jeans and musician Pete Wentz are to launch a new line of clothing.

Wentz, the bassist and front man of Fall Out Boy, co-designed the 'Clandestine Industries for DKNY Jeans' line as a capsule collection for the juniors customer.

He said: "We wanted a brand that was young, cool, and open to trying innovative ideas. DKNY Jeans fit perfectly, no pun intended.

"With their design team we have been able to come up with and implement many ideas that would otherwise be beyond our reach."

"This is a first for us as a brand and a perfect match," said Kevin Monogue, president of DKNY Jeans.

"Pete Wentz is absolutely first name in music right now, and he also happens to have an innate designer's eye and a similar aesthetic to DKNY Jeans. We are thrilled to be joining forces with him."

The collection will hit stores in the US from 6 September and prices range from US$39 to $298.

DKNY Jeans, which is owned and distributed through a licensed agreement with Liz Claiborne, will support the launch with national print ad, a viral marketing campaign and a fashion show styled by Wentz.