Singer Michelle Williams has branched out into the world of fashion by designing a collection for an African clothing company.

The former Destiny's Child star has teamed up with bosses at Koshie O to create a range of colourful pieces for the brand's upcoming spring/summer (13) line.

Williams unveiled photographs of herself modelling a figure-hugging orange dress on her page, telling fans she loved the creative process.

She writes, "Here is a dress that I designed for Koshie O. My very first design! I'm definitely going to get into more designing soon."

Koshie O founder Nina Baksmaty has heaped praise on Williams for bringing "authenticity and knowledge" to her designs, which will be available for purchase next spring (13).

Williams follows in the fashionable footsteps of her former Destiny's Child bandmate Beyonce, who launched her own clothing label, House of Dereon, in 2004.