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David Beckham Turns Fashion Mogul

19/05/2011 16:42 | Updated 22 May 2015

David Beckham to take on his wife at her own game? Photo: PA

Brand Beckham clearly knows no bounds. David Beckham is to follow his wife's footsteps and start a second career in the fashion industry. He is set to launch the project with long term business partner Simon Fuller, which, they say, will harness "the global appeal of the world's best-known football star."

But while Victoria Beckham is famed for her red carpet-friendly designs, David is getting just a little bit more intimate.

According to a statement released by his management today, he plans to launch a line of bodywear (which as far as we understand, means underwear). He'll also be throwing some man fragrance into the mix.

The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder will launch a scent, called Homme by David Beckham, in September. This follows previous his 'n' hers scent Intimately Beckham and David Beckham Instinct, which launced in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

As for the new line of pants, details have not been released and the launch date hasn't yet been specified.

"I have had the idea of doing a bodywear collection for some time now. The push go do something of my own really came as a result of my collaboration with Armani", he told WWD. "They told me that their gross turnover in 2007 was around 16 million euros and after the campaign in 2008 it went up to 31 million euros in 2008." That would explain the career change then.

David added that he's already started some work on the designs and we're assume he's hand sewing the samples himself. No doubt they'll be modelled on a David's tattoo-clad body on a billboard soon.

We just hope that Victoria doesn't feel like David's new fashion venture is treading on her toes. Still, we're sure more A-listers will be comfortable modelling her designs on the red carpet than David's underwear.

See some of her most recent fans in the gallery below!

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Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

What on earth does one wear to meet the President at the White House? According to SJP, it's this flame red flared frock with moulded shoulders, from Beckham's spring/summer 2010 collection

Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

The actress works one of our top looks from the autumn/winter collection in this shimmering asymmetric number – worn to the Oscars Vanity Fair party, no less

Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

Definitely one of our favourite looks, the blush asymmetric floor-length frock looked picture perfect on Demi's toned physique at the Pluscity Charity Gala in November

Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

The Gossip Girl shows off her pins in this structured black peplum dress at the Angel Ball in New York

Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

Proving that you don't need the physique of Victoria Beckham to wear her designs, Oprah rocked this Trompe L'Oeil dress from the autumn/collection as she took to the stage at Californian Women's Conference in October with aplomb

Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

Bad hair, killer VBD (geddit?), as worn by Katherine Heigl on the red carpet of the Killers London premiere back in June

Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

MyDaily's contributing editor Dannii Minogue flew the VB flag not once but twice on X Factor this year – we love this print dress

Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

When the supe was honoured by Essence magazine at its Fierce & Fabulous Awards luncheon in New York, she reached for a black cocktail dress from Victoria's autumn winter collection

Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

With numerous VB dresses in her wardrobe, we were spoilt for choice when it came to Gwyneth Paltrow – but we love her in this thigh-skimming silver mini dress, which she wore to a charity event back in March

Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

Is there a better celebrity ambassador for the label than Victoria herself? We love this canary yellow frock, which she wore as she took to the stage at the International Herald Tribune conference in November

Stars wearing Victoria Beckham

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