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Robert Pattinson designing fashion collection

Robert Pattinson designing fashion collection

Robert Pattinson has started designing clothes.

The 'Twilight Saga' actor - who is the new face of Dior Menswear - revealed he has developed an interest in creating his own garments and has been working with producers and craftsmen over the past few years.

Speaking to Paris-based magazine Numero, Robert said: "I've started making clothes. For the last two years, I've been visiting producers and craftsmen. There's already quite a few pieces. I love doing it. My style is influenced by the cities I go to, sourcing fabrics and local skills. In Los Angeles it's really easy to work with denim and do workwear-inspired clothes. In England I look more toward wool and knitwear. What I do is pretty multifaceted, clothes for men and for women, things that I make with friends....But I'm not going into too much detail, I don't want to jinx anything."

Meanwhile, Robert, who has fronted Dior's luxury fragrance collection since June 2013 - was recently chosen as the first male celebrity to represent the French company's Hommes Ready-to-Wear collection for autumn/winter 2016.

Sidney Toledano, Dior's chief executive officer, said: "We approached Robert Pattinson for the Dior Homme autumn 2016 campaign. He was already the face of the Dior Homme Fragrance and he was thrilled to be also the face for fashion."

This is the first time a Hollywood star has been chosen to represent the brand's male collection, although Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman and Rihanna have acted as the face for the womenswear line in the past.