Helena Christensen loves ''playing around'' with fabrics.

The 44-year-old supermodel has designed a range of lingerie for Triumph and had a great time creating garments that were flattering to women.

She said: ''It's all about accentuating beautiful parts of a woman's body. I love playing around with vintage fabrics and lace.''

Despite being an in-demand model for over 20 years, Helena admits she never planned for it to be a long-term career plan.

She added to Esquire magazine: ''Modelling is a silly, crazy business. I tried it when I was 20, and I think I have myself about a month.

Asked if her longevity proves her talent, she added: ''Yeah maybe. Or maybe I've just had a very long month.''

Helena has previously revealed she was very hands-on working with Triumph, with the collection comprised of three differently-themed ranges - Poetica, Ballerina, and Dahlia - and was thrilled to be hands-on in the creative process.

She said: ''I was already their campaign girl, but Triumph suggested evolving the partnership and collaborating together.

''It was such a great opportunity to work with such a traditional, established company and have them support me in making my own line.

''I designed it all myself, but obviously had a team working with me to explain all the technical aspects - we put together mood boards, sketches, fabrics, just anything that I felt inspired by.

''It was fascinating to sit with experienced designers and see the background of the construction. There was a lot to learn - I even went to Hong Kong to talk to the seamstresses and see the samples, I was really involved.''