Retailer Marks & Spencer has unveiled a new fashion collaboration with influential British designer Zandra Rhodes.

The capsule collection of women's wear, accessories, holiday wear and lingerie makes use of Rhodes' signature bold prints and patterns, and will be available online and in 55 stores across the UK from 7 May.

"This has been an amazing opportunity to work with such a well-known designer and a perfect fit for M&S," said Neil Hendy, head of womenswear design at Marks & Spencer.

"Zandra's unique prints and aesthetic work really well for our customers."

Rhodes said she had always wanted to design for the retailer.

"I am thrilled to see my prints and their beautiful clothes reach such a wide range of consumers," she added.