Former The Clash rocker Paul Simonon has turned fashion designer to create a collection for the clothing company inspired by legendary tattooist Sailor Jerry.

The guitarist has joined the team at Sailor Jerry Clothing to work on a limited edition range of items for its The Flash Collection, a collaboration between the retailer and famous artists.

Simonon's designs will appear on leather jackets, T-shirts and neckerchiefs.

The musician says, "This is my first design collaboration and what's been really interesting is interpreting Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins' art and making my own version, adapting the jacket and customising it."

Global brand director Enda O'Sullivan adds, "Paul has produced some amazing designs for The Flash Collection by Paul Simonon. We wanted to raise the bar for Sailor Jerry Clothing and partnering with Paul has certainly done that. He's a true icon and a talented artist."

Tattooist Norman Collins was dubbed Sailor Jerry after becoming renowned for his body art designs during his time in the U.S. Navy.