Kate Hudson has been the face of Ann Taylor since spring 2012 but recently she came on board with the design team to help create a 'capsule collection' for summer, reports Women Wear Daily. 

She's working alongside Ann Taylor's creative director Lisa Axelson. "Working with Ann Taylor has been a great creative experience, and there is a really wonderful connection," Hudson said. "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." 

As well as working as a co-designer for the company, she is also becoming a part of the advisory council for ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative. The charitable aspect of the company has the aim of empowering young women as global leaders. She will work with young women and help them with their grant proposals. The collection will hit stores in May, ready for the summer season. Ann Taylor has 280 stores to for you to purchase the collection in on release, and will also be available online.

The young actress who first found major fame on Almost Famous and later in How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days can now be seen regularly in Glee playing Cassandra July.