New Zealand brand Swanndri has signed a new design deal with Karen Walker as part of a strategy to extend and develop the brand's lifestyle range.

"While the Swanndri heritage is strong in all its existing elements, I am also enjoying re-designing some forgotten Swanndri pieces and bringing them into an urban and modern setting" said Walker.

Swanndri's current products include outdoor wear and baggage. The company is focusing on the development of new lines such as footwear, woollen clothing and waterproof natural fibre clothing.