Donatella Versace believes Christopher Kane is a success because his designs are ''desirable'' to women.

The Scottish designer has been working with Donatella's fashion house since he consulted with her for the first time in 2006, and she thinks he does so well because he knows what women are looking for in clothes.

She said: ''You know, I'm so proud of him. His last collection was amazing. Such confidence and creativity. Christopher's clothes are so desirable. He loves women. To combine that newness with clothes women desire makes him in another league - even an aristocratic fashion league, I should say.''

Christopher has been creating clothes for the Versus (Versace) line since 2009, and Donatella - who has previously compared him to her late brother Gianni Versace - reveals she loves his work because he so ''respectful'' to the Italian fashion house.

She added to Elle magazine: ''He is so respectful of the brand. He looks through the archive but always movies it forward. He listens, and people who listen will have a big future, success in life.''