Alber Elbaz, chief designer at Lanvin and all round fashion genius is to design a denim collection for Acne Jeans.

'It's time to go back to a product that has a dream to it.' said Elbaz of his new collaboration. 'What kind of jeans can I bring that will be a Lanvin jean and Acne spirit infused in one?" We will find out he answer in 2009 when the jeans will hit stores, as of yet, no official launch date has been set as Alber revealed on Monday night in New York, contracts are yet to be finalised.

However, this is just the first of many new projects for the designer, following on from the launch of Lanvin Bridal earlier this year. 'It's the first of several niches I'd like to build.' he said. But he remained tight lipped about what else we can expect. Could Lanvin sportswear be next?