Claudia Schiffer never gets rid of her old clothes.

The 45-year-old supermodel - who became a household name in the 90s - has confessed she's held on to most of the garments she's acquired throughout her career as a lot of the pieces come back into style or can be worn at any time.

She said: ''I have kept all my clothes from over the years, so I have a great archive to go in and out for each season. For example, I found an amazing red Chanel bag from 20 years ago, which is timeless, and then I update with a new pair of shoes or dress.

''Trends always come around again, so a pair of great Stella Mccartney jeans from four years ago can be worn again this summer. When I design a collection I always think about longevity - will I still be wearing this in five or 10 years time?''

The blonde beauty has teamed up with the luxury cashmere label Tse to create her own collection and has revealed she felt like it was time to try her hand at designing after years of modelling.

She told Vogue magazine: ''I have always been a model and after more than 25 years in the fashion and beauty industry, it felt natural to dip my toes into design.

''I am hoping my message is getting across: timeless, effortless clothes for every day casual chic living, inspired by influences from my life in England.''