Kate Hudson designs for Ann Taylor

Actress Kate Hudson has made her design debut, creating a clothing collection for US label Ann Taylor.

The Hollywood star, who has been the face of the brand for the past three seasons, has now designed a capsule range in collaboration with Ann Taylor for high summer 2013.

Hudson worked closely with creative director Lisa Axelson on the range, reports the Vogue website.

The collection is inspired by her own red carpet style, but with a wearable, everyday twist.

Hudson told WWD of the collaboration: "Working with Ann Taylor has been a great creative experience and there is a really wonderful connection.

"Ann Taylor is great at creating iconic wardrobe staples and updating them season after season. I love that Lisa Axelson is designing clothes for real women."

The first pieces will arrive in Ann Taylor stores in May