The Fashion East and Lulu & Co founder, who is also editor-at-large of fashion magazine LOVE, was originally born here in Newcastle before moving to Devon as a youngster.
Often dubbed as ‘the fairy godmother of London fashion’, Kennedy and her team have nurtured a number of up and coming designers over the years, including Richard Nicoll, Holly Fulton and Jonathan Saunders.
Kennedy’s new 19-piece capsule collection for M&S is inspired by her own eclectic style and love oftravel and will be unveiled this May.
The collection – Kennedy’s first design collaboration with a high street retailer – will consist of bold printed separates, distressed denim and global inspired accessories.
Karen Peacock, Head of Design for Indigo Collection says: “Collaborating with Lulu on this capsule range has been an exciting process; her love of travel and holidaying in Mexico has inspired this summer collection and brings a fresh look to the Indigo range. Her wealth of experience in the industry has been invaluable and we are eagerly anticipating the reaction.”
Lulu Kennedy MBE comments: “My love affair with denim began at an early age – so it was second nature for me to develop a casual range as my first high street venture; working on the Indigo Collection for Marks & Spencer has been very natural and fun.”
The collection will be available online and in 33 stores from May 2015.