Francisco Costa, creative director for Calvin Klein, is for the first time designing a lower-priced limited edition dress collection that will be available in Macy's stores.

The line will be designed for Macy's 'A Magical Journey to Brasil' campaign. The dresses will be unveiled as part of the initiative next month at the Macy's Herald Square flagship in New York City and in more than 80 Macy's stores nationwide.

"We're thrilled that he chose Macy's 'Brasil' campaign as his first capsule collaboration. A true representation of his iconic style, Francisco Costa's exclusive offering for Macy's provides women with chic creations from one of the most coveted designers in fashion today," said Martine Reardon, Macy's chief marketing officer.

The range feature "pure lines and clean shapes", the company said. Retail prices for the dresses are expected to range from US$135 to $180.

"In addition to Francisco Costa's first-ever dress capsule, Macy's consumers will see a vibrant range of men's and women's apparel items from the existing Calvin Klein line, designed by Kevin Carrigan, as well as a selection of underwear, shoes, and accessories," added Tom Murry, president and CEO, Calvin Klein Inc.